New Self-Healing Microchips Can Shrug Off Laser Blasts Like It's Nothing

Technology can be fragile. Anyone who's dropped his or her phone knows that all too well. And though you might not get it in your hands for a while, there are some seriously robust electronics coming down the pipe. New self-healing microchips developed by Caltech, for instance, can survive multiple laser blasts. »3/09/13 10:00am3/09/13 10:00am

Self-Healing Aircraft Could Save Passengers From a Fiery Death

Imagine if airplanes could miraculously heal cracks or holes in the skin during flight. Obviously, that would go a long way in boosting airline safety, not to mention the confidence of passengers. Interestingly enough, researchers in Britain are attempting to make this dream a reality using a technique that utilizes… »5/20/08 8:20pm5/20/08 8:20pm