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Stronger tape engineered through the art of cutting

Michael Bartlett’s team at Virginia Tech has adapted kirigami, the ancient Japanese art of cutting paper, into a method for increasing the adhesive bond of ordinary tape by 60 times.

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Bartlett lab tests strong adhesive bond with a brick drop

Michael Bartlett's lab has created a way to dramatically enhance the adhesive strength of tapes by making cuts inspired by kirigami. In this demonstration, they drop a brick on two different…

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Power Plant Spotlight

Get an insider's look of the Virginia Tech Central Steam Plant with Ted Acord, power plant maintenance manager.

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