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August 30th, 2010

Foundries, military hope to use lab-created materials that can repair damage or retain strength at lighter weight

Abstract:
In the film Terminator 2: Judgment Day, the battle wounds of a liquid-metal man could heal themselves in seconds.

Now, scientists have developed self-healing metals that could be useful on the battlefield.

Such metals also could be used for quick repairs in machines ranging from autos to power-plant turbines.

It's all part of research taking place at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, which has received a $1.2million Army grant to find ways that manufacturers and foundries could use advanced materials in their products.

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