Archive: 3/11/2006

Floating and spiky

With the aid of complex computer simulations, scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam and at the University of Heidelberg have discovered how the shape and distribution of certain sticky ...

dateNov 03, 2006 in General Physics
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Beetle feet stick to their promises

Mushroom-shaped microhairs are the secret of a new adhesive material which scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research in Stuttgart, Germany, have developed. Inspired by the soles of beetles' feet, and therefore ...

dateNov 03, 2006 in Nanomaterials
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