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Engineers Develop Bone-like Metal Foam that can be ‘Healed’ at Room Temperature

August 28, 2019

For 6,000 years, humans have been making things from metal because it’s strong and tough; a lot of…
Self-repairing batteries

May 17, 2019

Engineers at the University of Tokyo continually pioneer new ways to improve battery technology. Professor Atsuo Yamada and…
Fluid-inspired material self-heals before your eyes

January 29, 2019

It’s hard to believe that a tiny crack could take down a gigantic metal structure. But sometimes bridges…
Self-healing material can build itself from carbon in the air

October 11, 2018

A material designed by MIT chemical engineers can react with carbon dioxide from the air, to grow, strengthen,…
Self-healing metal oxides could protect against corrosion

April 4, 2018

Researchers have found that a solid oxide protective coating for metals can, when applied in sufficiently thin layers,…
Self-healing masonry

March 14, 2018

Based at Cardiff University, the team have set out to produce a system that can be simply applied…
Bristol to lead revolutionary research into ‘self-healing’ materials

January 12, 2018

The Manufacturing Immortality Project is a three-year project, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), that will…
A carry pack from self-healing materials

November 19, 2017

Slughaus company presents the Wolverine Pack – a carry bag that can patch up its own wounds. It…
Self-healing tech charges up performance for silicon-containing battery anodes

May 16, 2017

Researchers at the University of Illinois have found a way to apply self-healing technology to lithium-ion batteries to…
Self-adaptive material heals itself, stays tough

January 15, 2016

An adaptive material invented at Rice University combines self-healing and reversible self-stiffening properties. The Rice material called SAC…
UK’s first trial of self-healing concrete

October 29, 2015

The first major trial of self-healing concrete in the UK, led by a team of researchers from the…
Toward tires that repair themselves

September 24, 2015

A cut or torn tire usually means one thing — you have to buy a new one. But…
Self-healing material could plug life-threatening holes in spacecraft

August 27, 2015

For astronauts living in space with objects zooming around them at 22,000 miles per hour like rogue super-bullets,…
Scientists Develop Flexible, Self-Repairing Electrical Circuit

August 26, 2015

Using a new gel, which contains properties seldom seen together – high conductivity, flexibility and room temperature self-healing…
Startup is developing self-assembling, bioinstructive collagen materials for research, medical applications

April 8, 2015

A Purdue University researcher and entrepreneur is commercializing her laboratory’s innovative collagen formulations that self-assemble or polymerize to…
Ordinary materials, fantastic opportunities

September 8, 2014

For Michael Demkowicz, some of the greatest scientific mysteries and major engineering opportunities lie in everyday materials. “Structural…
Influencing the Studies in Self-healing Materials

February 24, 2014

U.S. Army sponsored researchers at Georgia Tech have discovered a process for simultaneously storing and dissipating energy within…
Off-the-shelf materials lead to self-healing polymers

February 6, 2014

Look out, super glue and paint thinner. Thanks to new dynamic materials developed at the University of Illinois,…
A Self-Healing Satellite? Students Seek Your Funds To Launch Prototype

November 29, 2013

Imagine if your spacecraft was punctured and it could do the repair itself, without the need of you…
Micro-capsules and bacteria to be used in self-healing concrete

June 5, 2013

A new research project involving researchers from Bath aims to develop novel self-healing concrete that uses an inbuilt…
Scientists sequence genome of ‘sacred lotus,’ which likely holds anti-aging secrets

May 13, 2013

A team of 70 scientists from the U.S., China, Australia and Japan today reports having sequenced and annotated…
Creating Indestructible Self-Healing Circuits

March 14, 2013

Imagine that the chips in your smart phone or computer could repair and defend themselves on the fly,…
Researchers Create Self-Healing, Stretchable Wires Using Liquid Metal

January 24, 2013

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed elastic, self-healing wires in which both the liquid-metal core and…
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