Scientists develop phone screen that repairs itself

Jun 08, 2017, 7:46 AM EDT
(Source: Jeff Turner/flickr)
(Source: Jeff Turner/flickr)

Soon, you won’t be required to replace your shattered smartphone screen, as a team of researchers at the University of California, Riverside, has developed a screen material that can repair its own scratches.

The material is stretchable up to 50 times of its original size, exhibits excellent electrical properties and can self-heal cracks and cuts over 24 hours, offering a much better alternative to expensive, fragile silicone screens, notes Business Insider.

The researchers are now tweaking the bond structure of the new material to adapt it for real world applications, for example, resilient to highly humid conditions, writes ACS.