iPhone, Heal Thyself! Israeli Researchers Develop Self-repairing Materials

In recent years scientists have worked to create materials that can repair themselves, in order to deal with the swift degradation of devices we use at home. A discovery by Dr. Yehonadav Bekenstein and his team at the Technion could pave the way there

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Noam Veber, left, Sasha Khalfin and Dr. Yehonadav Bekenstein. The team also filmed dozens of video clips, thus creating a picture of the dynamic that takes place in the nanocrystal.
Noam Veber, left, Sasha Khalfin and Dr. Yehonadav Bekenstein. The team also filmed dozens of video clips, thus creating a picture of the dynamic that takes place in the nanocrystal.
Gid'on Lev
Gid'on Lev

We tend to take it for granted, but the existence of life is one of the most breathtaking surprises of the universe. There isn’t even a consensus among scientists as to how to describe this phenomenon. What is it that distinguishes between one group of atoms, which is considered inanimate, and another such group, defined as animate?

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