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Octopus inspires S. Korea 'breakthrough' adhesive patch

In a photo taken on June 16, 2017 postgraduate chemical engineering student Baik Sang-Yul holds a strip of ahesive inspired by octopus suction cups, at his laboratory at the Sung Kyun Kwan university outside Seoul. The clinging power of octopus tentacles has inspired a breakthrough new adhesive patch that works on wet and oily surfaces with potentially huge medical and industrial uses, South Korean researchers told AFP. The team found the octopuses' impressive suction power was thanks to small

 

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