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PacSci-Doku: “Strong Yet Weak Bond”

By Dennis Schatz – Senior Advisor

Do you Sudoku? It’s one of the hottest number games around! Well, here’s a twist we think you’ll love. We call it PacSci-Doku. Can you guess why? Here’s how it works. Instead of filling in the blanks with numbers, we use letters. Hidden in one of the columns or rows is the answer to a science question. You’ll find information about the answer on the answer tab below.

The question in this edition is:

What may be the latest use for snail slime?

To find the answer, complete this PacSci-Doku using the following nine letters:

U  u  E  e  L  R  S  G  P

PacSci-Doku: "Strong Yet Weak Bond"
Puzzle Difficulty: Medium

The Answer

PacSci-Doku: "Strong Yet Weak Bond" - AnswerThe question in this edition is:

What may be the latest use for snail slime?

The answer: Super Glue

We are all delighted with super glue when it instantly mends a broken cup, but not as happy when a small drop bonds your fingers together by mistake. This may be a problem of the past, as scientists at the University of Pennsylvania used snail slime to produce a glue that bonds with the strength of super glue. The difference is that it holds as long as it is dry. When you add water, it detaches in a few minutes. Read more about this super glue made from snail slime.


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