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A Case for Meant to Be 
Tales from the IBM Playground

The lab is a scientist’s playground. And just like in childhood, it is a place where, sometimes, life’s truths are discovered on accident. IBM Researcher, Jeannette Garcia, forgot to add a reagent to her flask, and voila, a groundbreaking polymer was realized. This new substance is not only lightweight and recyclable, but it is also self-healing, which means that it can repair itself after being “wounded.” Wouldn’t it have been nice to have that superpower on the actual playground?

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