Science highlights our work on hagfish slime

Science Magazine highlights our work with Prof. Jean-Luc Thiffeault (UW Madison) on “Unraveling hagfish slime”.

We calculate how the thread components can unravel in a fraction of a second during an attack due to viscous drag of the surrounding flow. The article in the Journal of The Royal Society is here.

Other press reports can be found here: New Scientist, Popular Science, Newsweek,, UW Madison, ScienceDaily, arsTechnica

Enjoy the following demonstration of the force-induced unraveling of a hagfish skein (~ 100 micron)