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New paint additive halts corrosion [Registered]

A new additive could help not only military vehicles heal like human skin and avoid costly maintenance as a result of corrosion has been developed by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in partnership with the Office of Naval Research (ONR). The additive polyfibroblast allows scratches forming in vehicle paint to scar and heal before the effects of corrosion ever reach the metal beneath. “Corrosion costs the Department of the Navy billions of dollars each year,” said Marine Capt. Frank Furman, who manages logistics research programs for ONR’s Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare and Combating Terrorism Department. “This technology could cut…

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