While it is still quite a while away, scientists are looking at new technology that would help airplanes to “self-heal,” or fix themselves while on the go. A team of researchers out of Bristol University has developed a high-tech material that would repair cracks on an airplane in a way that is similar to the healing process of human skin. Tiny microspheres filled with a healing agent would be placed within the composite material that planes are made of; if a crack occurred, these spheres would break and release the liquid to glue the crack back together. What a cool possibility for the future of flight!
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