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Dry solution to a sticky problem

Sticking plasters revolutionized the protection of minor wounds, but they're not ideal for fragile skin. A material that mimics the adhesive properties of certain beetles' feet might provide a solution.

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Karp, J., Langer, R. Dry solution to a sticky problem. Nature 477, 42–43 (2011).

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