Even as prosthetics advance straight into the realm of sci-fi, science is taking us to a place where we'll someday be able to make real human flesh replacements instead.
A phone that heals itself from cosmetic damages? Yes, please!
In the future, metals capable of repairing themselves just might be commonplace.
A self-healing polymer can heal itself after damage without the need of any external energy input.
Go ahead, get your car and your laptop and your sunglasses all scratched up. A new "metallo-supramolecular polymer" can switch from a solid coating to a liquid under UV light, magically repairing scratches in less than 30 seconds.
Researchers at Cornell University in New York have created robotic cubes that can create copies of themselves in under three minutes which, surprisingly, the scientists purport are simple machines. Self-replicating robots are simple? That's because that's all the cubes do...
Researchers Biswajit Ghosh and Marek Urban at the University of Southern Mississippi are working on a self-healing polymer that would allow a phone or an MP3 player — or any gadget, really — to patch itself up with the help...