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NASA creates self-healing ‘Terminator’ material that can seal up a bullet hole in 2 seconds

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Scientists at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) say they have created a novel “Terminator” material that “heals” itself and can seal up a bullet hole in two seconds.

According to a press release from the American Chemical Society, the discovery could lead to greater safety for astronauts living in space, whose environment swarms with potentially deadly projectiles moving at speeds up to 22,000 miles per hour.

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A team of researchers from NASA and the University of Michigan collaborated to conduct a study to create the material, publishing their findings in the journal ACS Macro Letters.

The material consists of two layers of polymer with a chemical embedded between called tributylborane, which that turns solid when mixed with oxygen.

So, when a bullet or a piece of space debris punctures the layers, the tributylborane-laced liquid inside them immediately mixes with air and hardens.

“Within seconds of coming into contact with the atmosphere, it goes from a liquid to a solid,” said lead study author Scott Zavada of the University of Michigan.

IFL Science said that the new material could be used for the International Space Station, other space vehicles, submarines, tankers, air craft, fuel tanks or even people attempting to live on the surfaces of Mars or the moon.

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The material used for testing was one millimeter thick, but the polymer retains its functionality when made as thin as fractions of a micron.

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Michael Bloomberg ‘lost everything’ in Las Vegas: MSNBC analyst

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Senior editor for "The Root," Jason Johnson, concluded that the biggest loser of the Democratic debate in Las Vegas Wednesday was Michael Bloomberg, but not merely because of his debate performance.

"The big new name was going to be Michael Bloomberg," he said. "This was probably the most expensive night in Vegas I've ever seen. He lost everything. This guy has spent $320 million. He had the opportunity to stand on stage, and appear to be an equal, and he looked bored. He looked disenchanted. He stumbled over obvious questions that anybody would have anticipated about sexual harassment and stop and frisk. I thought it was a bad night for him."

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Pro-immigration protesters interrupt Joe Biden’s closing statement at debate

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Former Vice President Joe Biden's closing statement was interrupted by protesters at Thursday night's Democratic presidential debate.

As Biden began his remarks, demonstrators began shouting about the Obama administration's record on deportations.

WATCH: Protesters interrupt the #DemDebate as the debate nears end. pic.twitter.com/TKCn6eIEsN

— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 20, 2020

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Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden eviscerate Bloomberg on his nondisclosure agreements with women over harassment

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Women who have worked for Michael Bloomberg's companies have had nondisclosure agreements that bar then from discussing the complaints they had against either Bloomberg himself or male employees of his companies. During the debate, the former New York City mayor was hammered for refusing to allow those women out of the NDAs.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren blasted him first, demanding to know the number of women that signed NDAs and how many of them have been released. Bloomberg dodged the inquiry, but Warren refused to let him escape.

"How many is that?" she asked.

"Let me finish," he snapped.

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