This Glue Opens Up a Multitude of Potential Applications for Innovation

By: Gurveer Brah - Sep 1, 2015
References: alphagalileo.org & fastcodesign
This underwater glue is a breakthrough that could change multiple industries with its various applications.

Unlike a Band-Aid that loses its adhesive properties once it touches water, researchers at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have developed a glue that hardens when electrocuted. Terry Steele and a team of other scientists created 'Voltaglue,' the property that stays hardened despite any elemental changes in its environment, meaning it can survive being underwater.

The glue becomes activated by electricity and the longer it's applied, the stronger the adhesive gets -- and it loses none of that strength when its exposed to any sort of element. The applications for this development could include anything from the medical field, underwater pipe repair or even the automotive industry -- the possibilities are endless.