Gap Fill - Level 2


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Humans have learnt things from that help us in our life. The latest thing is self-repairing clothing. Scientists have developed a for cotton, linen and wool clothes to repair , without the need for . Scientists from the Naval Research Office and Pennsylvania State University in the USA looked at how can cling on to things so well. They found a protein in the teeth that cover the suckers on a . The protein is like the one found in the that spiders use to make spider . It is very strong and stretchy.

The new protein is now part of a , which is put on clothes. A rip or tear in clothes joins in less than a minute after it is dipped in . This could be useful for and survival clothes. People will be with clothes that repair quickly and . A scientist spoke about the invention. He said: "The coatings are , less than a micron, so they wouldn't be noticed in wear." He added: "Even thin, they increase the strength of the material. For the first , we are making self-healing textiles."

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