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i actually cant think of a single application this would even be useful. how often are people breaking wires?

Far too often in my experiences
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That actually makes me wonder about if this material would sound good in audio use. We know how copper sounds, but how would a liquid metal alloy sound? My guess would be that there will be inherent distortions in the audio from the fluidity of the conductor material.

most likely it wont matter at all. Coat hangers supposedly sound just as good as those high dollar speaker cables.

http://consumerist.com/2008/03/03/do-coat-hangers-sound-as-good-monster-cables/
    
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It seems the idea here is that the polymer that surrounds the metal is self-healing. I don't see this being easily applicable in your typical wires

i actually cant think of a single application this would even be useful. how often are people breaking wires?

Magicians.
Seriously, This is kind of neat, Hopefully it'll be refined abit more. there's more to breaking a wire then just severing it.
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i actually cant think of a single application this would even be useful. how often are people breaking wires?

any aplication with lots of movement and vibration could be a good candidate.
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