Snail mucus inspires new superglue

With adhesives, it’s hard to have it all. They’re usually either strong or reversible. And getting both reversible and strong adhesion can be even more difficult if the target surface is rough or uneven. A team led by Shu Yang of the University of Pennsylvania and...

Tailored Meshes for Limb Supports

Have you ever sprained your ankle or wrist? Or worse, broken them? Perhaps you once twisted a joint to a position it’s not supposed to be in. Perhaps when you’re recovering from such mishaps, the splint or support for your joint restricts your movement to an...