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Video: 'Terminator' Polymer Has Potential for Device Design

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Rob Spiegel
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Uncanny Valley cool
Rob Spiegel   9/20/2013 10:47:28 AM
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Wow. That's impressive, Elizabeth. The video says it all. There is, however, an Uncanny Valley aspect to this.

Charles Murray
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Re: Uncanny Valley cool
Charles Murray   9/20/2013 6:30:05 PM
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I agree, Rob. It's a little spooky, although very practical. As Liz points out here, the term "Terminator" will be inextricably linked to this material.

taimoortariq
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Impressive polymer
taimoortariq   9/21/2013 1:50:28 AM
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I just read about this polymer the other day. It is certainly very impressive, its healing ability might capture the attention of alot of material engineers which can bring alot of advancement in the field.

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Re: Impressive polymer
NadineJ   9/21/2013 11:13:16 AM
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I agree.  This is very cool/impressive.  But, I don't see how it could help a dropped phone unless it's shock absorbent.

Eyeglasses, high-tech tchotchkes, or toys (if it's non-toxic for children) are possibilities for mass market.  As mentioned in the article, it would be even better in manufacturing.

Greg M. Jung
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Self-Healing Applications
Greg M. Jung   9/21/2013 9:25:33 PM
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If this polymer can be commercialized, I can see it acting as a protective skin on products.  When a cut occurs on its surface, its self-healing properties could close up the opening after several hours to prevent further damage.

Elizabeth M
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Re: Uncanny Valley cool
Elizabeth M   9/23/2013 4:58:30 AM
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I know what you mean, Rob. It's a little hard to believe because we don't actually see the material coming back together. But still, if it does what it says, it's a pretty incredible invention with lots of potential.

Elizabeth M
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Re: Self-Healing Applications
Elizabeth M   9/23/2013 5:37:31 AM
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I think that's a great application of the technology, Greg. I also see a lot of value in this for parts that are internal to electronics as well.

Smoke&Flames
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But don't use it everywhere !
Smoke&Flames   9/23/2013 9:19:25 AM
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So... what would happen when you leave two of such smartphones on top of eachother... ? :-)

Greg M. Jung
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Re: Self-Healing Applications
Greg M. Jung   9/23/2013 10:27:56 AM
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Right.  Perhaps these self-healing properties can also regenerate a water-tight seal on electronic packages should a cut occur (to prevent liquid ingress).

John E
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Cold Welding?
John E   9/23/2013 12:20:26 PM
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Could this property be used to "weld" two parts together?  Or does it just work on two surfaces that were separated from eachother?

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