Posted September 3, 2015 @ 11:12pm
Important innovations in science and technology
By Paul Worthington
Friday’s Top Tech:
• Squid-like self-healing material
• Smart stethoscope records and analyzes your heartbeat
• Membrane water filter tested in Space Station
Squid-like self-healing material
Inspired by squid teeth, engineers from Penn State University created material that heals in water.
It could be used to repair devices in the human body, or the
bottom of the sea, Popular Science reports.
Squids’ ring teeth “are uniquely strong and can change phase
from liquid to solid in the presence of water,” with proteins that heal the
teeth when broken. The engineers isolated the genetic code and made a bacteria
to produce the proteins…