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Learning from Mussels

28.11.2017 tribonet 150 Views

A marine bivalve inspires researchers to find a new way to make stronger, more stretchy polymers A wide range of polymer-based materials, from tire rubber and wetsuit neoprene to Lycra clothing and silicone, are elastomers […]

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Advanced Materials

New lubricated mussel-proof coating

05.09.2017 tribonet 9,437 Views

It all began with a bet. At a conference in Italy in 2013, Nicolas Vogel, then a postdoctoral fellow in Joanna Aizenberg’s lab at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and […]