Bernama, a part of the Malaysian National News Agency, reports that Japanese scientists from the Tokyo University have created a new material, called “Elastic Water.” It consists mostly of water by 95 percent with an added two grams of clay and organic material. The resulting substance resembles jelly, but is extremely elastic and transparent.
The invention was originally revealed last week in the latest issue of the Nature scientific magazine. According to the article, the new material is quite safe for the environment and humans, and may be a “long-term” tool in medical technology, possibly to help wounded or surgically cut tissue to remain closed.
Bernama also reports that if its density is increased, the new material could be used for the production of ecologically clean plastic materials. This aspect is still under investigation until September 2010. However, if successful, the scientists may have found a way to make the world much more greener. [via Bernama]