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Futureproof Extra: Sticky Sea Creatures

Oysters. You either love them or hate them. To some they're repellent. To others they are a delic...

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07.13 25 Jun 2019


Futureproof Extra: Sticky Sea Creatures



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07.13 25 Jun 2019


Oysters. You either love them or hate them.

To some they're repellent. To others they are a delicacy, an aphrodisiac even - something to ignite that fire inside and bring two people together.

But what can oysters and other mollusks teach us about bringing other things together, and keeping them together?

What if they could help us develop the adhesives we use today and the way we us them?

Jonathan Wilker, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Purdue University, Indiana joins Jonathan to discuss just what we can learn from our sticky sea creature friends and how it might be applied in all manner of areas in the future.

 


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