News tagged with adhesives

Nature helps to solve a sticky problem

The arrays of fine adhesive hairs or 'setae' on the foot pads of many insects, lizards and spiders give them the ability to climb almost any natural surface. Research by James Bullock and Walter Federle from the University ...

Apr 05, 2011 not rated yet 0

Researchers electrify polymerization

Scientists led by Carnegie Mellon University chemist Krzysztof Matyjaszewski are using electricity from a battery to drive atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP), a widely used method of creating industrial plastics. ...

Mar 31, 2011 5 / 5 (1) 1 | with audio podcast

Out of thin air

Imagine a priceless painting that has been all but ruined by a ravaging storage room fire. The beautiful paint, painstakingly applied in a multitude of colors, is obscured by layers of dark soot. A masterpiece ...

Feb 23, 2011 4.5 / 5 (2) 0

This bark has commercial bite

Researchers at the Faculty of Forestry and Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering are working to transform a forest industry waste product into a steady source of income with the help of the provincial government and ...

Jan 26, 2011 not rated yet 0

Bacteria with "force sensors"

If connective tissue fibres are under tension, bacteria do not bind to them so well. However, if the fibres are severed and slackened by a cut, the bacterial adhesion molecules recognise this and attach themselves, ...

Dec 08, 2010 5 / 5 (1) 0