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Chewing gum and carbon nanotubes stick together to create new stretchable, wearable sensor

By Stephanie Liverani / December 4, 2015

In the latest development of surprising muses for materials science innovation, scientists are developing a new stretchable, wearable sensor made from something you find stuck to the bottom of your shoe on an unlucky day: chewing gum.

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A new kind of ‘super’ glue—smarter, tougher adhesives inspired by nature

By Stephanie Liverani / November 10, 2015

Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have “developed a method to make synthetic, sticky hydrogel that is more than 90 percent water” that is “tougher than natural adhesives employed by mussels and barnacles,” according to a recent MIT News article.

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Arachnophobic? Latest spider-related scientific breakthroughs could quell your fears

By Stephanie Liverani / October 30, 2015

Researchers from the University of Akron (Akron, Ohio) and the Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Blacksburg, Va.) are getting closer to developing next-generation smart adhesives, thanks to clues from a specific type of spider silk.

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