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Tue, Mar 24th, 2009 07:53 by capnasty NEWS

Using a material derived from the shell of crabs, scientist have been able to devise a coating that when scratched is able to heal itself when exposed to regular, everyday sunlight. This chemical, says Professor Howell Edwards, a chemist at the University of Bradford, could eventually lead to automobiles that repair their own scratches.

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