The invention was originally revealed by Nature scientific magazine. According to the article, the new material is quite safe for the environment and humans.
Elastic Water may also be a “long-term” tool in medical technology, helping wounded or surgically cut tissue to remain closed.
Clean Plastics from Water?
By increasing its density, the new material could be used to produce "ecologically plastic materials," or could replace plastic altogether. This aspect is still under investigation until September 2010. However, if successful, the scientists may have found a way to make the world a little greener.