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Self-repairing roads: Birmingham engineers join a research team

3 Apr 18

“Is it possible, for example, to have a city where potholes get fixed autonomously, before they become dangerous and expensive?” In the Financial Times* Mark Miodownik, a professor of materials and society at University College London, asks this

question. He reports on research which aims to create materials and engineering systems so complex that they can sense when they are damaged and are able to repair themselves. His article is summarised here…


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