Latest Russell Stewart Stories

2010-03-01 07:54:28

Like silkworm moths, butterflies and spiders, caddisfly larvae spin silk, but they do so underwater instead on dry land.

2008-11-26 12:16:30

Sandcastle worms using their natural glue as a binder for their homes are a model for University of Utah researchers creating a synthetic version for humans University of Utah bioengineers said they hope the synthetic version of this superglue can be used within the next few years to repair shattered bones in joints or the face, the university said in a news release. You would glue some of the small pieces together, says Russell Stewart, associate professor of bioengineering and senior author...

2008-11-25 22:46:24

University of Utah researchers say they've created synthetic sea worm glue that has potential for use in repairing shattered bones. The glue is a synthetic version of the glue that sandcastle worms use to build homes from bits of sand and shell.

Word of the Day
  • An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.
The word 'dittany' may come from the name of Mount Diktē in Crete, where it was supposed to grow.