Synthetic biology yields easy-to-use underwater adhesives

Journal Reference: Eugene Kim, Juya Jeon, Yaguang Zhu, Ethan D. Hoppe, Young-Shin Jun, Guy M. Genin, Fuzhong Zhang. A Biosynthetic Hybrid Spidroin-Amyloid-Mussel Foot Protein for Underwater Adhesion on Diverse Surfaces. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2021; 13 (41): 48457 DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c14182 Researchers a the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis have … Read more

Archaeologists discover salt employees’ residences at underwater Maya site

Journal Reference: Heather McKillop, E. Cory Sills. BRIQUETAGE AND BRINE: LIVING AND WORKING AT THE CLASSIC MAYA SALT WORKS OF EK WAY NAL, BELIZE. Ancient Mesoamerica, 2021; 1 DOI: 10.1017/S0956536121000341 LSU Maya archaeologist Heather McKillop and her team have excavated salt kitchens where brine was boiled in clay pots over fires in pole and thatch … Read more

Tunisia explores its rich underwater heritage

To stay up to date with African news, subscribe to the “Monde Afrique” newsletter from this link. Every Saturday at 6 a.m., find a week of current events and debates treated by the editorial staff of World Africa. Divers go back up artefacts off Marsa and Bizerte (Tunisia). SLIM MEDIMEGH “I always get goosebumps when … Read more