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Spider silk glue biomimicry could lead to better performing adhesives

By Damir Beciri
3 Comments23 July 2011

ua-blackledge-sahni-dhinojawala-spider-silk-glueA team of researchers from the University of Akron (UA) has observed two species of spiders in order to develop stimuli-resistant and stimuli-sensitive materials. The research shows that the sticky glue that coats the silk threads orb-weaving spiders spin has a different structure, property makeup and response to humidity than glues produced by their evolutionary… »