Nissan Lends Amazing “Self-Healing” Paint To iPhone Cases
Have you ever resented the fact that sometimes you’re an incurable butterfingers?
This can be especially annoying when you drop your brand new, state-of-the-art iPhone, right? And in that moment when you see the phone dropping to the floor, and you know there’s nothing you can do to stop it, don’t you just with you either had superpowers and you could freeze time, or better yet, don’t you wish they just made the phones more resistant to scratches and such “injuries”?
Well the answer to your prayers has now arrived in the form of a special, amazing self-healing paint.
Nissan, in collaboration with the University of Tokyo, have managed to develop a type of paint that expands when scratched, and in just 30 minutes after the scratch was made, it will be completely gone, due to the fact that the paint filled it in. For more severe “injuries”, the process may take longer, but eventually, the results are amazing!
The revolutionary paint was invented in 2005, and it has been forgotten by the general masses immediately after it was announced, despite the fact that it’s used for the Nissan Murano, 370Z and X-Trail models.
Luckily for us, Nissan has decided to create a new case for smartphones, using the amazing paint, which will allow your phone to self heal in just under an hour from the drop. Pretty awesome, wouldn’t you agree?
So far, Nissan is keeping its magic paint on in testing for the time being, licensing the material to Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo. Luckily, the Leaf-maker is also said to be considering a commercial launch scheduled for later this year, so until the new wondrous casing is out, make sure you get a better grasp of your phone.
Have a look below at a crash test comparing the results of different smartphones. I don’t know if the magic paint will be able to heal the broken screen on the iphone, but hey… if you bought it, try to take better care of it…
Below you can see the another idea of a self healing material:
And here’s how the paint works of the Nissan cars, just imagine that on your phone…
Written with love and coolness by crissa on February 1, 2012 in Interesting Things
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