Farty's Fortunes

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Robot, Fix Thyself!

According to JotZoom, material scientists at AkzoNobel have developed a self-mending plastic. This wondrous substance can repair damage to itself without the aid of glue, tape or any other stickum.

Supra B (catchy name, huh?) can be used in toys, spectacles, automobiles, computers or other devices. So if you sit on your specs, no need to buy a new pair, just hold the broken parts together and hey, presto! They're as good as new.

The boffins reckon Supra B would be ideal for putting scratch-proof coatings on laptops and that, but I can't help wondering if it couldn't be incorporated into a self-repairing robot. I bet nobody's ever thought of that before. Oh.

Well, what could possibly go wrong?



john.g. said...

Can they invent self-repairing necks?

Mr Farty said...

John - Self-repairing hearts would be nice too!

Twisted Scottish Bastard said...

Does this mean that inflatable sex dolls will last longer and be self-cleaning?
Will credit cards no longer go into meltdown?

BTW That picture of the T-1000 seems to be wearing a very rough uniform.
In fact it looks like a plastic model of a T-1000.

Well done.
Very ironic.