I've just been reading about a group of Japanese scientists who have created 'elastic water'.
By mixing a little bit of clay and organic material with water, they found it turns into a sort of jelly - except it's clear and has elastic properties. Weird.
Or Plastic Water?
They say that this elasticky jelly substance could become a long term tool in medical technology, e.g. by helping to keep wounds closed. But, more interestingly, if they increase the water's density, it acts more like a plastic, and has the potential to become the 'eco-plastic' of the future. What do you reckon?
Read the news article about it here: Japanese Scientists Create Elastic Water. Or for those who are more scientifically minded, here is the original report that appeared in Nature.