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Gecko Adhesion

Gecko Adhesion Technology Moves Closer To Industrial Uses

A gecko scampering up a wall or across a ceiling has long fascinated scientists and encouraged them to investigate how to harness lizard’s mysterious...
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Gecko-inspired Multipurpose Gripper

Robots generally need a gripper that adapts to three-dimensional surfaces. Such a gripper needs to be soft to adapt to a great variety of...
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Gecko with Tear-away Skin

Many lizards can drop their tails when grabbed, but one group of geckos has gone to particularly extreme lengths to escape predation. Fish-scale geckos...
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Taking a Leap in Bioinspired Robotics

In the not so distant future, first responders to a disaster zone may include four-legged, dog-like robots that can bound through a fire or...
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How Gecko Feet Got Sticky

How do key innovations in the animal kingdom arise? To explore this question, gecko expert Timothy Higham, an associate professor of biology at the...
cornea biomechanics

Lessons from cow eyes: The long-term impacts of studying cornea biomechanics 

Nature has had millennia to optimize biomaterials for useful properties, from lightweight strength to walking on smooth, vertical surfaces. Mother-of-pearl, spider silk, cholla wood...
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Why Spiderman can’t exist: Geckos are ‘size limit’ for sticking to...

Latest research reveals why geckos are the largest animals able to scale smooth vertical walls – even larger climbers would require unmanageably large sticky...