Most of us have experienced that horrible feeling of dropping your phone face down. Full of dread, you wince as you turn it over to assess how badly you’ve ruined it.
Well, scientists may have a solution. They’re using technology based on how our bodies heal themselves after wound, to try and find a way to make smart phones immune to cracked screens.
After a cut “platelets will automatically localise at the wound location and help start the healing process”, explains Jinxing Li, a PhD at the University of California, “what we wanted to do is create and use extremely small robots to perform the same function, except in an electronic system.”
Nanotechnology is already being used in clothing materials, so we’re wondering how long till this becomes a feature on the new iPhone?
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