A new family of plastics could end the horror of broken phones.
Award-winning materials scientist Dr. Ludwik Leibler has invented vitrimers - plastics that can repair themselves.
Just add heat and a Zinc catalyst to see the material restore itself.
Dr. Leibler was inspired by the liquid metal T-1000 from 'Terminator 2: Judgement Day.'
Self-healing materials are an increasingly popular research area, such as the University of Illinois' 'blood clot' approach.
Dutch inventor Hendrik Marius Jonkers has won plaudits for his work on self-healing concrete.
A British project induces carbon fiber to repair airplane wings.