Acorn Barnacles

This Barnacle-Inspired Glue Seals Bleeding Organs in Seconds

From Wired.com Excessive bleeding is, in some sense, an engineering problem. “For us, everything is a machine, even a human body,” says Hyunwoo Yuk, a research scientist in mechanical engineering at MIT. “They are malfunctioning and breaking, and we have some mechanical way to solve it.” About 1.9 million people die every year from blood loss, sometimes from trauma, sometimes on the operating table. Bleeding bodies are wet, … Continue reading This Barnacle-Inspired Glue Seals Bleeding Organs in Seconds