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Mussels secrete proteins from their feet that allow them to cling to rocks in the face of powerful waves. By mimicking this technique, researchers have created a simple synthetic material that can prime and fuse two surfaces underwater.
Inspired by sticky proteins naturally secreted by shellfish, MIT engineers have created stronger waterproof glue that could be used to repair ships and even help heal wounds and surgical incisions, according to a new study.
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