To make ship repairs, the human fleet makes use of a special organic resin developed by the Cylons. It grows into the cracks of metal and strengthens as it "matures." It's been described as "like cartilage." It's also what the Cylon base ships are made out of.
While not organic, or as strong the what's used in "Battlestar Galactica," road repair will often employ silane and siloxane sealants to fill in microscopic cracks on concrete. This keeps water from depositing and leading to even larger cracks when it expands. Epoxy is also injected into the cracks in metal when a proper weld or patch plate can't be put in. Of course neither of these options are as cool as a living paste.
March 20, 2009 8:08 AM PDT
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| Caption by: Josh Lowensohn
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