Science Fiction No More! Prosthetic limbs that allow you to feel and self-healing metals

Science really is super cool and so is science fiction. The great strides we’ve been making, this fiction is swiftly becoming a reality.

In the film Gravity (2013), the space shuttle was hit by debris and destroyed. Now, we have a new material developed by scientists at the University of Michigan and NASA where a material can “heal” itself when punctured. Long story short, as the liquid material exposed to air, it hardens and solidifies within seconds. Had something like this been a reality in the film, Sandra Bullock’s character wouldn’t have had nearly such an arduous journey home. Check out the video below:

In addition to this leap in technology, The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA),  has expanded their their neurotechnological research which has afforded a 28-year old paralyzed man to actually FEEL objects when he touches it with his prosthetic hand. This is such a wonderful breakthrough for anyone who has become paralyzed or lost a limb.

You can read more about the self-healing material here and DARPA’s progress with prosthetics here.

What’s next? a T-1000 or even a Humanoid Cylon?? I’m so excited for what the future holds.



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