Usually, dry glue is a sign that you need a new tube of adhesive. But researchers in Japan have developed a new type of glue that’s perfectly dry until you crush it—at which point it becomes super sticky.
Over a century and a half ago, Charles Darwin first described the remarkable adhesive capabilities of barnacles. He couldn't figure out how their natural superglue worked, though. And it took until now to finally unlock the barnacle glue's mysteries.
It almost seems too easy. With government funding, a trio of British companies recently developed a new way to build circuit boards that makes them 90-percent recyclable. In fact, all you have to do to recycle them is dunk them in hot water and scrape off the circuits with a business card.
Tearing tape off the roll can be a satisfying way to entertain yourself in the office. But you're not just wasting office supplies — according to new scientific studies, that tape is also emitting X-rays and ultrasonic sounds.
If you've ever stuck your fingers together with super glue, you know pain. But imagine sticking them together with glue that bonds materials at the molecular level: that's real pain. It's also what scientists are doing, with the help of flesh-eating bacteria.
This new design looks to replace all that messing around with pins and Scotch tape that happens when you try to stick stuff up on your walls or bulletin board. Modern Hang-ups is a simply an adhesive-backed strip of steel that comes with powerful magnetic "tacks." You just unroll however much you want, cut it, stick…
Soon we'll have special gloves and shoes that allow us to climb smooth, vertical surfaces — and even walk across ceilings. A team of researchers at UC Berkeley has created a plastic microfiber that imitates the "stickiness" of gecko feet, which are covered in tiny hairs that attach to smooth surfaces. Already, the…
Do you have too much free time? Do you have crates of different inanimate objects that need labeling? Well, you're in luck; Suck UK has just launched this range of customizable tape.