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Cog·i·ta·tion [koj-i-tey'-shun] – noun: Concerted
reflection; meditation; contemplation.
Kirt [kert] – proper noun: RF Cafe webmaster.
A Glue that Sticks to Nothing
Scientists at EIC Labs have developed a new glue
that doesn't stick to anything - how hard can that be? Well, the trick is that it sticks like epoxy when they need
it to stick, but it can be "turned off" with the flick of a switch, literally. This new adhesive has specially
implanted ions that, when subjected to a potential of 10 V to 50 V for about a minute, totally looses its
stickiness. It holds indefinitely otherwise. In experiments, it permitted painted metal surfaces to be bonded
together and then separated on command without even losing any paint. Potential uses include holding solar arrays
in place until deployment in space, affixing temporary radio markers to animals for tracking, and even for