• By ICR Secretariat
  • Posted Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Spiders inspire double-sided sticky tape to heal wounds

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-50235451

A double-sided tape designed to stick body tissue together after surgery has been inspired by the way spiders exude "glue" to catch their prey in the rain.

Scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology noticed how the spiders' secretion absorbed water, helping to secure their next meal.