Science Improves Upon Nature, Develops New Adhesive

September 22, 2014 5:08 PM

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Everything that science tells us comes from analyzing natural processes. Even synthetic materials and products are developed out of understanding of the natural world or by manipulating organic compounds to make them stronger or more flexible or water resistant or whatever additional feature would make that material more interesting or beneficial.

Scientists are always taking a cue from nature and this week they are taking that cue from shellfish. When observing mussels and barnacles, scientists have noticed that these animals have a remarkable ability to cling to other surfaces. If it were that they could cling only to organic material that ...

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