This week a team of British scientists will unveil a major technological advancement – billed as a crucial step in the emerging scientific field – at a Royal Society meeting in London. The research, which a team of University of Bristol scientists have spent the past three years working on, would allow aircraft wings to repair themselves mid-flight following a bird strike. The team’s leader Professor Duncan Wass said he expected consumers to be able to purchase self-healing products in the “very near future”. The researchers worked with aerospace engineers at the university to look at ways to prevent tiny

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