Underwater glue inspired by shellfish might help repair ships

September 22, 2014 6:56 PM

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Underwater glue inspired by shellfish might help repair ships

Shown here is the adhesion between the silica tip of an atomic force microscope and adhesive fibers made by fusing mussel foot proteins and curli amyloid fibers.(Photo : Pixabay)

Taking inspiration from nature, scientists at MIT have engineered a new sort of glue that acts like a powerful adhesive even in underwater conditions and can cling on to virtually any surface, be it metal or organic. The glue might prove to be useful to repair ships or seal wounds and surgical incis...

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