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Scientists working on an adhesive based on Gecko and Mussel 'stickiness'

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posted on Jul, 22 2007 @ 01:17 PM
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"Geckel" is a super-strong adhesive that combines fibrous silicone, similar in structure to a gecko's foot, and a polymer that mimics the "glue" used by mussels to attach themselves to rocks. They envision this as having great medical usages for sutures and bandages, as it is a water-resistant adhesive.

Pretty neat when nature gives us technological advances...

news.bbc.co.uk...

[edit on 22-7-2007 by DimensionalDetective]




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