From Shellfish to Repairing Ships. MIT Finds Inspiration for New Adhesive

September 22, 2014 5:59 PM

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MIT engineers looked to nature for inspiration on a new adhesive. In particular, mussels and barnacles. These shellfish secrete sticky proteins in order to latch on to rocks or ships.

Engineers from MIT have created a waterproof adhesive that could be used in a variety of ways. From repairing the bottom of ships to healing surgical incisions.

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