The availability of iron in increasingly acidic oceans could change how creatures like mussels make their adhesives, research finds.
Aug. 4, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: oceans biomimicry science-and-technology earth-and-environment iron adhesives mussels
A new technique that mirrors how scientists make graphene with lasers uses sticky tape to improve lithium metal batteries.
July 14, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: lasers batteries science-and-technology adhesives
Engineers have known how to use sticky stuff inspired by gecko feet for years. Now, new research paves the way for mass production.
May 7, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: physics biomimicry featured science-and-technology feet adhesives
A new kind of adhesive works just as well as plastic-based versions but degrades in less than a year instead of lasting forever.
Dec. 18, 2019 • ~5 min
Tags: sustainability materials-science earth-and-environment plastics adhesives
Neanderthals made birch bark glue, which has been considered evidence of their sophistication. But what if it's actually super easy to make?
Oct. 22, 2019 • ~3 min
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The way bee spit and flower oil stick together in all sorts of conditions may pave the way for bioinspired adhesives.
April 10, 2019 • ~4 min
Tags: bees materials-science biomimicry featured science-and-technology flowers adhesives
A new discovery about adhesion at very small scales could pave the way for the engineering of the future.
Feb. 11, 2019 • ~7 min
Tags: physics nanotechnology science-and-technology adhesives
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