Band-Aid adhesive replacement won’t ruin the planet

A new kind of adhesive works just as well as plastic-based versions but degrades in less than a year instead of lasting forever.

Jessica Colarossi-Boston University | Dec. 18, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment adhesives materials-science plastics sustainability

Why glue isn’t proof of Neanderthal smarts

Neanderthals made birch bark glue, which has been considered evidence of their sophistication. But what if it's actually super easy to make?

Kathleen Hamilton-NYU | Oct. 22, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture adhesives early-humans neanderthals

Bee spit and flower oil are inspiring new glues

The way bee spit and flower oil stick together in all sorts of conditions may pave the way for bioinspired adhesives.

Josh Brown-Georgia Tech | April 10, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology adhesives bees biomimicry flowers materials-science

Roughness really matters for sticky stuff at nanoscale

A new discovery about adhesion at very small scales could pave the way for the engineering of the future.

Kevin Stacey-Brown | Feb. 11, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology adhesives nanotechnology physics

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