Researchers develop new class of underwater adhesives

A Korean research team affiliated with UNIST has presented a new type of underwater adhesive that is tougher than the natural biological glues that mussels normally use to adhere to rocks, ships and larger sea creatures. ...

Synthetic two-sided gecko's foot could enable underwater robotics

Geckos are well known for effortlessly scrambling up walls and upside down across ceilings. Even in slippery rain forests, the lizards maintain their grip. Now scientists have created a double-sided adhesive that copies this ...

Scientists find electrifying solution to sticky problem

Inspired by the limitations of biomimetic glues in wet environments, scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have invented a glue that will harden when a voltage is applied to it. This ...

Mars rover Opportunity working at edge of 'Solander'

(Phys.org) —NASA's Mars rover Opportunity is studying the area of contact between a rock layer formed in acidic wet conditions long ago and an even older one that may be from a more neutral wet environment.

Six Nations Rugby Union: Were the gloves off?

As the Six Nations Cup reached its patriotic climax, two University of Sheffield engineers were keeping a closely scientific eye on the ball. Experts in tribology—the science of friction—Drs Roger Lewis and Matt Carré ...

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