A new kind of shoe, which could provide humans with a more resilient and durable way to live and work in the future, could be on the way.
A team of researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed a material that can mimic the properties of natural rubber that could improve the durability of human footwear and improve the performance of new technologies like self-healing treadmills.
The new material has already been tested in the lab with human feet, but it could also be applied to other materials, such as synthetic rubber.
This material, called polypropylene, is a polymer of carbon atoms and hydrogen atoms.
It is made from natural rubber, which can be found in natural materials.
Scientists believe that the natural rubber of the earth, as well as other natural materials, can be used to make materials with better durability, which would allow us to work longer without being tired and to spend more time walking.
Researchers have found that a synthetic version of the rubber used in the rubber shoe would be much more durable than natural rubber.
The rubber could withstand a tremendous amount of pressure, and also can withstand high temperatures.
Researchers also found that polypropylene has an anti-fibre properties that can make it a natural replacement for plastic in the environment.
In the new research, the team applied the polypropyle material to human skin, which allowed them to mimic the structure of natural latex, and to create a rubber with a natural, flexible structure that could be easily removed for cleaning.
The team was able to achieve this by adding a thin layer of the material onto the skin of a mouse.
This layer allowed them not only to mimic natural rubber but also the natural latex properties of the skin.
They also found the material to be able to support high temperatures and to resist degradation of the surface after prolonged use.
“It’s a new way of looking at the natural materials we can use in our products,” said lead researcher Jonathan Eppert, a professor of materials science and engineering.
Eppert and his team have tested their new rubber on a mouse, which they hope to develop into a product that could become widely available in the near future.
He said the material would be an ideal material for self-repairing treadmill blades that have long since expired, and would also be ideal for use in artificial rubber to make products that are lightweight and durable.
While the material does not provide the same durability as natural rubber as far as the body is concerned, it has a much better performance than natural latex.
“We think it’s going to be a game changer in a lot of applications,” Epperton said.
It is not the first time that synthetic rubber has been tested.
In 2015, researchers at MIT developed a synthetic rubber based on natural rubber and a synthetic polymer that was able help them make a material to replace old tires.
According to Eppetts research, in addition to being good for humans, the material is also good for nature.
“In nature, it works very well,” he said.
“It is the most stable and best-performing synthetic rubber ever made.”
This research was funded by the National Science Foundation.