Using squid tentacles, a Penn State research team has succeeded in creating self-healing textiles. Their crucible, a reactor analogous to those used in the fermentation process for alcohol, churns out a Nutella-like paste teeming with bacteria. The bacteria produce a protein tinkered to the exact specifications of its maker. Demirel Lab / Penn State
Using squid tentacles, a Penn State research team has succeeded in creating self-healing textiles. Their crucible, a reactor analogous to those used in the fermentation process for alcohol, churns out a Nutella-like paste teeming with bacteria. The bacteria produce a protein tinkered to the exact specifications of its maker. Demirel Lab / Penn State

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