Science | Engineers mimic God’s design in sticky snail secretions
by Julie Borg
Posted 7/04/19, 02:56 pm
Researchers have again discovered God’s design is best, and this time, scientists had to look no further than a tiny mollusk. Engineers at Penn State University just created a super-strong-yet-reversible adhesive inspired by snail slime.
The secret to developing the perfect adhesive has eluded industrial researchers for decades. As anyone who has ever accidentally superglued two things together knows, strong adhesives are nearly impossible to unstick. But adhesives that are less sticky, while making it easier to fix mistakes, tend to lose their grip far too easily.