A team of researchers at the University of Delaware has made sticky tape out of wood.
"Our adhesives mimic some of those found in the seas and might be able to solve two problems that we are facing currently – creating bonds using less toxic materials as well as having improved functions such as degradability," said Jonathan Wilker, a Purdue professor of chemistry and materials engineering, who helps lead the research team. "We have been able to make progress here by first learning how marine mussels stick themselves to rocks."
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