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No more flat tires? Scientists make rubber that can heal itself (video)

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2015 -- Few things will ruin a day faster than a flat tire. But what if you never had to break out that spare again? Scientists have developed a new type of rubber that can heal itself after a tear or break. Amit Das and his colleagues at the Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research in Dresden, Germany, published their research in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. See more in the latest episode of ACS Headline Science here: https://youtu.be/q6oBbLaRxB4.

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