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Latest Invention: New Water-based Material that Can Replace Plastics

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If you like this invention you can vote for it here.Scientists at the University of Tokyo managed to create a brand new material that is composed of 98 percent water. Researchers hope that their latest invention could one day serve as an alternative for petroleum-based plastics.

The latest invention of the Japanese researchers is called Aqua Material and besides water, the new material is also composed of clay mineral that is sometimes used in cosmetics, sodium polyacrylate, which is a chemical that is used in diapers to absorb moisture and an altered form of a medical compound known as G3-binder.

The strength of the new material is almost the same as the strength of silicon used in plastic surgery. If researchers use more clay they can make the material more rigid. When cut, the material "self-heals." In addition, the water-based invention can withstand temperature as high as 100 degrees Celsius.

Researchers consider their latest invention can be used in medicine, for example in treating internal injuries. It is worth mentioning that information on the new material was published in the British science journal Nature.

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//17 Jul 29, 2014 03:26 PM | posted by: adi
Great research
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//16 Sep 26, 2013 10:13 AM | posted by: clierteledorio
i am proud to all of the inventory of the world
7 votes

//15 Oct 25, 2012 06:49 AM | posted by: Sayali
What are the applicatins of this material??
especially in the field of engineering??
6 votes

//14 Sep 29, 2012 09:15 AM | posted by: SKLIER
ITS GREAT. GOOD WORK
6 votes

//13 Jul 03, 2012 08:53 AM | posted by: teju and amu
its great achievement for the world
6 votes

//12 May 21, 2012 01:30 PM | posted by: thaj
So great! Thanks alot.
8 votes

//11 Dec 03, 2011 11:07 AM | posted by: akshita chitla
wow.......it is an outstanding disc.loved it.but what is the mechanism??????how can they put water molecules together????
8 votes

//10 Mar 28, 2011 05:21 PM | posted by: Karan Dhawan
it is showing us a bright &eco-friendly future
12 votes

//9 Jan 18, 2011 04:04 AM | posted by: Apple
this invention is really a great leap for humans!
11 votes

//8 Sep 07, 2010 08:53 AM | posted by: abid majeed
this invention is very good for health and environment, and by this we can save our petroleum for other uses.
13 votes

//7 Mar 31, 2010 04:10 AM | posted by: subash
that's great. if we dont have to use plastic........
it helps to keep clean our environment....
14 votes

//6 Mar 30, 2010 10:40 PM | posted by: killa
hello
9 votes

//5 Mar 27, 2010 02:40 AM | posted by: Kaizen
Such great dicovery
7 votes

//4 Mar 05, 2010 06:15 PM | posted by: bob
You bloody bastards!!! i cant even read the fucking page!
11 votes

//3 Feb 17, 2010 02:24 PM | posted by: Doyel
this invention will help to get free from plastic materials..... And m hoping one day all over world will recognise as a gift of science...
11 votes

//2 Feb 16, 2010 09:51 AM | posted by: riann
this is great! it would be very nature and health friendly. utilizing what is very much available in nature and is safe would always be the best!!!
13 votes

//1 Feb 04, 2010 04:13 PM | posted by: joseph
i am very impressed. itz super

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