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August 31st, 2007
Researchers work on self-healing structure materials
The sensor system would also tell first responders where to go and what areas were still safe after a collapse. In industry, it would allow businesses to gauge repair costs.
Zagrai said the sensors would involve nanotechnology and microelectronic components.
As for the self-healing materials, Bakhtiarov said the group wants to at least develop substances that heal themselves with exposure to certain temperatures. The engineers are also considering using capsules.
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