Video: No more flat tires? Scientists make rubber that can heal itself

No more flat tires? Scientists make rubber that can heal itself (video)
Credit: The American Chemical Society

Few things will ruin a day faster than a flat tire. But what if you never had to break out that spare again? Scientists have developed a new type of rubber that can heal itself after a tear or break.

Amit Das and his at the Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research in Dresden, Germany, published their research in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

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