When humans or other animals are injured, they show signs such as bleeding. Now, thanks to Professor Marek Urban at The University of Southern Mississippi, it is possible to tell if technology made with plastic has the same type of injuries.
The idea is that the plastic will turn red like blood to show where the damage is located and the extensiveness of it. The plastic is capable of showing this damage by “molecular bridges” that allows it to bleed like human skin when it is damaged.
The plastic is capable of healing itself as soon as it sees sunlight or some other form of light. It would also be capable of healing itself with a change in temperature. Once the plastic is back to working condition, it should have the same clear color. Once the molecules have been rebuilt, it is possible for them to be rebuilt over and over again.
This type of material is able to be used on any type of technology that requires plastic. This can be a lifesaver not only for people who damage their smartphones, but also for those who work in more dangerous professions such as airline companies. This could allow those working in this field to be made aware if any damage was present on a plane. It could result in saving lives because a plane would not be allowed to take off until the damage was healed.
This kind of technology has the ability to revitalize the industrial world. It has the ability to not only work on simple plastics but all plastics. The ability to see injuries in technologies such as phones, cars, and many inventions that are used on a daily basis could save everyone a lot of time trying to figure out what is wrong with their devices.