Monday, 01 Feb, 2010 Science

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


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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61 votes

//8 Sep 07, 2010 10:53 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.
55 votes

//7 Mar 31, 2010 06:10 AM | posted by: subash
that's great. if we dont have to use plastic........
it helps to keep clean our environment....
63 votes

//6 Mar 31, 2010 12:40 AM | posted by: killa
52 votes

//5 Mar 27, 2010 04:40 AM | posted by: Kaizen
Such great dicovery
60 votes

//4 Mar 05, 2010 08:15 PM | posted by: bob
You bloody bastards!!! i cant even read the fucking page!
65 votes

//3 Feb 17, 2010 04:24 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...
61 votes

//2 Feb 16, 2010 11:51 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!!!
56 votes

//1 Feb 04, 2010 06:13 PM | posted by: joseph
i am very impressed. itz super

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