These self-healing textiles could be the cloak of invincibility of the future

Using squid tentacles, a Penn State research team has succeeded in creating self-healing textiles. Their crucible, a reactor analogous to those used in the fermentation process for alcohol, churns out a Nutella-like paste teeming with bacteria. The bacteria produce a protein tinkered to the exact specifications of its maker.

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These self-healing textiles could be the cloak of invincibility of the future

Using squid tentacles, a Penn State research team has succeeded in creating self-healing textiles. Their crucible, a reactor analogous to those used in the fermentation process for alcohol, churns out a Nutella-like paste teeming with bacteria. The bacteria produce a protein tinkered to the exact specifications of its maker.
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