Conventional tape cracks when it is pulled off a surface. The cracks enable removal, but usually also render the tape useless for reapplication.
The toe pads of tree frogs and crickets, on the other hand, contain microscopic channel patterns that prevent cracking.
Lead study author Abhijit Majumder and his colleagues have now embedded the same type of microchannels in the new adhesive, which thwarts cracks.
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