Self Healing Plastics

This material contains a fiber optic “nervous system” which can be employed to detect and address cracks over time. Some uses for this is to be used inside Satellites or inside wind turbines.

I wonder if they could use this for the plastic inflatable dam in Tempe Lake at Tempe, Arizona.

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