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The gift of healing

Synthesis of a rubber-like material that can be recycled might not seem exciting. But one that can also repeatedly repair itself at room temperature, without adhesives, really stretches the imagination.

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Figure 1: On the mend.

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Mynar, J., Aida, T. The gift of healing. Nature 451, 895–896 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/451895a

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