Epoxies to the rescue: giving animals a second chance

We’ve all been there. We are walking around the woods contemplating the trees, when all of a sudden… crack! Sometimes it’s just a stick but it can be an unfortunate animal we have accidently stepped on. That is exactly what a woman in Tel Aviv heard when she trod on...

Insect eyes inspire a new solar panel generation

Insect eyes have something hypnotical. Their strange, intricate shapes and unusual large size, so different to other species, have kept entomologists busy explaining what makes them so unique. Now it looks like photovoltaic experts have also found a source of...

“Dr. Epoxy” brings a second life to critical infrastructures

Buildings, roads, bridges, tunnels… They surround us, exposed to all sorts of weather conditions and quite often lasting decades, even centuries. Those in charge of their maintenance face some major challenges when fixing inaccessible roads or cracked up façades but...

Epoxy, the new invisibility cloak

We all like to visit beautiful buildings and appreciate their ornamental façades without visual interruptions. But we also acknowledge the benefits of solar panels which, although unsightly, can provide renewable energy. How can we combine these two? Easy: using...

Epoxy resurrects colossi in Egypt

Time has no mercy, and what used to be a gigantic glorious sculpture can be reduced to ruins today. This, however, does not mean there is no hope for the avid historian who wishes to enjoy archeological pieces coming back to life. Restoration techniques have improved...