New material fixes cracked smartphone screens

From cracked smartphone screens to broken finger nails, a new self-repairing material has reportedly been invented in the U.K. to fix these problems and it could be coming to market in the next five years.

The material- made from a mixture of carbon-based materials- can move into tiny cracks and harden inside the way blood forms to produce a dry, protective covering or scab.

The technology has been developed by a team from England's University of Bristol, reports Business Insider.

A self-healing nail polish is also reportedly in the works.

The material was originally developed to repair airplane wings.