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Self-Healing Plastic Skin – Is It Better Than The Real Thing?

Tue, 2013-02-26 12:20 -- llancaster

Engineers create the first synthetic material that is both sensitive to touch and capable of healing itself.
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Feb 26 2013 - 12:15pm
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An electrically and mechanically self-healing composite with pressure- and flexion-sensitive properties for electronic skin applications 

Bao Research Group 

Zhenan Bao, Stanford University 

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  1. Prosthetic - A device that replaces a missing body part.
  2. Polymer - A chemical compound formed by smaller identical molecules that link together.
  3. Feel - To perceive from a physical stimulus.
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