Researchers at the University of Illinois (UIUC) are developing self-healing circuits using liquid metal: any break in the circuit causes a microcapsule of liquid metal to heat up and melt, thus repairing the circuit. This technology aims to produce appliances with a longer life-span and reducing waste in the long run.

Researchers at the University of Illinois (UIUC) are developing self-healing circuits using liquid metal: any break in the circuit causes a microcapsule of liquid metal to heat up and melt, thus repairing the circuit. This technology aims to produce appliances with a longer life-span and reducing waste in the long run.