March 26, 2008

Uncrackable electronics - a shell of an idea?

Wouldn't you like your hand-held electronic devices to last for a long time...at least until the next hi-tech device caught your fancy?

Well, Angela Belcher, a scientist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is using abalone, a sea snail, to develop biologically-based nano-materials that have the ability to genetically fix themselves if they break or crack.

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