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MIT Scientists Turn To Spiders For New Tape Technology

MIT Scientists Turn To Spiders For New Tape Technology

Getting a bandage to adhere to a still-wet wound can be all but impossible. Since the healing process generates moisture, this problem can be ongoing for a long, long time. Trying to keep a healing wound clean can add to the problem. Spider webs have the ability to absorb moisture from the insects they trap, […]

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Does “E-Bandage” Have Applications For Other Kinds Of Tape

Does “E-Bandage” Have Applications For Other Kinds Of Tape

Chemical engineers have developed a new type of bandage that is intended to promote healing, especially in challenging issues regarding chronic injuries. Knowing that electrical stimulation can promote healing, these engineers have developed a bandage that can generate a small amount electrical stimulation without an outside power source. The base material for the E-Bandage can […]

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Added Oil Capacity Should Have Positive Impact On Gaffers Tape Pricing

Added Oil Capacity Should Have Positive Impact On Gaffers Tape Pricing

This week’s resolution of a long running feud between Kuwait and Saudia Arabia should have a positive impact on the price of the synthetic rubber adhesive that is used to make gaffers tape. These two major oil producing states have entered into an agreement that will mean that an additional 500,000 barrels of oil will […]

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How Did We Miss This Occasion?

How Did We Miss This Occasion?

We must have been really busy in August, because apparently we missed the birthday celebration for gaffers tape. Gaffers tape was invented by cinematographer Ross Lowell in 1959, changing how cables were managed forever and giving a new meaning to the term “gaffer”. Lowell, who won an Academy Award for Technical Achievement in 1980 for […]

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Tape University Scholarship Applications  Being Accepted

Tape University Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

Shurtape, the host of Tape University, is offering two scholarships for students interested in pursuing careers in the building and construction industries. Applications can be submitted online and the process for qualifying is simple. Winners will be awarded a cash scholarship of $2500. In order to qualify there are several education-oriented pre-requisites. Applications must be […]

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Gaffers Tape Haiku Challenge

Gaffers Tape Haiku Challenge

We’re never afraid to give a shout out to a competitor when they do something cool, and Adorama’s 24 Hour Gaffer Tape Haiku Challenge rated high on our cool meter. Gaffers tape is certainly praiseworthy, and a contest to sing those praises in 17 syllables is a brilliant idea. Our entry (unfortunately too late to […]

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Must Have Been A Slow News Day

Must Have Been A Slow News Day

The science page at NBCNEWS.com featured an extensive article on duct tape, titled”How duct tape patched up the world-and why we’re sticking with it“. Still waiting for Matt Lauer to duct tape Savannah Guthrie to her chair. Tapenews.com is your source for “all the news that’s fit to stick”. Send us your interesting tape news […]

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Got Game?  Not Without Duct Tape, You Don’t!

Got Game? Not Without Duct Tape, You Don’t!

Apparently, it’s duct tape that holds the video game community together. There were more than a couple of surprises in this video.  

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Wouldn’t It Be Easier To Just Bend The Prongs?

Wouldn’t It Be Easier To Just Bend The Prongs?

We like Lifehacker, and usually think that their advice is useful, particularly when it involves gaffers tape. Unfortunately, this one fell flat. In a travel tips article they recommended that travelers carry gaffers tape to hold electrical adapters into wall sockets since they are often loose. Our recommendation:  Simply bend the prongs a little so […]

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Cross Country Runners Share Sticky Trick

Cross Country Runners Share Sticky Trick

Cross country runners at Notre Dame High School in Pennsylvania shared this trick to keep their shoes on when running on a muddy course. Eric Busher and Mike Martinsky, seniors on the team, tie their shoes with duct tape to keep them from coming unlaced. Martinsky said that they started using duct tape after feeling […]

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