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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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 Earth