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Self-healing metal discovered by MIT

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 The recent discovery of the self-healing properties of metal, however, did just that. If their discovery means what we think it means, we could just have witnessed to the birth of the T-1000.

To MIT's credit, the concept that a hunk of metal could heal its own fractures does sound kinda preposterous. That goes double when you take into consideration what you need to do to the metal to make its healing properties show up. For a fracture to repair itself in a piece of metal, it turns out you need to stretch it. In other words, the exact type of force that could end up snapping a piece of metal in half can also be used o repair it. Here's what MIT professor Michael Demkowicz had to say when he saw the data:

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