22/02/08

Self-healing condoms?

Also from Scientific American, news of self-healing rubber. If there were a way we could build in an early warning system for the tears, it could open up whole new horizons for safe sex, no? Though I’m not sure whether we’d really want to recycle it….

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  1. Comment by Lee Rudolph, 25/02/08, 05:02:

    “If there were a way we could build in an early warning system for the tears”.

    A suspension of properly programmed nanorobots in the lubricant, and Bob’s your uncle. (As the technology advances, no doubt the nanorobots won’t be limited to reporting, but will even be equipped to perform on-the-spot nanosurgery: repairing nanorips in rubbers *and* membranes.)

    …And you thought the sensation of ants crawling on your skin was creepy?

  2. Comment by elizabeth, 25/02/08, 07:01:

    Lee: I refer you to Indonesia’s new Earthquake condoms, with their vibrating rings. If we’re going to put robots in there, they can surely do more for us than just surgery…

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