Self-growing polymers repair themselves when fractured. A news article looking at work undertaken by researchers in Japan to develop materials that repair themselves when subjected to mechanical stress, just like human muscle tissue. Published by Chemistry World. Read it here.
Just published: Droplets retain crystal-like structure while sliding on vertical substrate. A news article exploring work undertaken by scientists in Japan, who have observed the spontaneous self-assembly of organic molecules into macroscopic droplets that exhibit unexpected properties. Published by Chemistry World. Read it here. (Seriously, do read this. I found the discovery fascinating, and I’m not even a chemist.)