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A tribute to gaffer tape in honor of its late creator, Ross Lowell
Lowell passed away at 92, but his inventions will live on.
Wood-And-Glue Skyscrapers Are On The Rise
And they could help fight climate change
Mussels Inspire A Glue That Works Underwater
It's the strongest bio-inspired, waterproof adhesive yet.
Video Microscopy Unveils the Tricks of Nature’s Toughest Glue, Oozed By a Bacterium
A soybean-shaped bacterium called Caulobacter crescentus, found in freshwater and seawater, makes one of the strongest adhesives in the world. … Continued
New Robot Arm Uses Static Cling to Grab Objects in Zero-G, From Satellites to Space Junk
Rarely does a week pass without some concern about space debris, whether it’s falling to Earth or threatening the International … Continued
IBM and 3M Team Up to Make a Semiconductor Adhesive That Will Enable Next-Gen Chips
IBM and 3M are collaborating on a new kind of semiconductor glue that will bind together future generations of 3-D … Continued
New Phase-Changing Gel Method Repairs Severed Blood Vessels Better than Stitches
A new heat-sensitive gel and glue combo is a major step forward for cardiovascular surgery, enabling blood vessels to be … Continued
New Glue Gets Sticky in Absence of Moisture, Making it Ideal for Outer Space Adhesion
Most glues become brittle and lost their stickiness when moisture is removed, but a new peptide-based adhesive developed at Kansas … Continued
Stretchy, Sticky Mussel Fibers Inspire New Types of Tough Waterproof Adhesives
De-bearded mussels are not only delicious — soon, they might improve medical implants. Scientists can now reproduce the sticky gloop … Continued
Five Ideas To Fight Space Junk
In orbit, debris as small as a metal screw can cripple a vehicle or kill an astronaut. Here are five ideas for cleaning up the growing band of trash circling...