Cracked smartphone screens could soon be a thing of the past.

Researchers in the U.K. have developed a new self-healing material for airplane wings that they believe can also be used in everything from consumer electronics devices to nail varnish, according to The Independent.

The authors of the study say that this technology will be widely available in the next five or ten years.

Kurt "The Cyber Guy" Knutsson said on "Varney and Co." that it works similarly to the human body.

He explained that much like blood clots and forms a protective scab to heal wounds, this new material contains millions of microscopic spheres that break and release liquid. The liquid fills in the gaps, and a chemical reaction causes the liquid to quickly and invisibly harden like glue. The result is a near perfect recovery.

Stuart Varney pointed out that smartphone manufacturers may not want to use this technology, because it would cut the profits they make from consumers needing screen replacements and new devices.

Varney noted that technology already exists that could make smartphones waterproof, but that has not been implemented.

Knutsson acknowledged that may be true, but asserted that soon this incredible self-healing technology will be everywhere.

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