Geckos employ dry adhesion, using a combination of microscopic hairs on their toe pads, as well as other aspects of internal anatomy, to climb vertical walls and run across ceilings, a skill that has long fascinated scientists. ...
Sep 02, 2015 in Materials Science
Researchers study and improve small molecule that possesses impressive ability to adhere in wet environments
Wet adhesion is a true engineering challenge. Marine animals such as mussels, oysters and barnacles are naturally equipped with the means to adhere to rock, buoys and other underwater structures and remain in place no matter ...
Aug 06, 2015 in Materials Science