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February 1, 2011 /  Nivea

New Self-Healing Sticky Gel

Scientists can now manufacture a synthetic version of the self-healing sticky substance that mussels use to anchor themselves to rocks in pounding ocean surf and surging tidal basins. A patent is pending on the substance, whose potential applications include use as an adhesive or coating for underwater machinery or in biomedical settings as a surgical adhesive or bonding agent for implants.

via Mussel Power: Universal Solvent No Match for New Self-Healing Sticky Gel

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