Gecko inspired pads allow researchers to climb glass wall
New, more versatile version of Geckskin: Gecko-like adhesives now useful for real world surfaces
(Phys.org) —The ability to stick objects to a wide range of surfaces such as drywall, wood, metal and glass with a single adhesive has been the elusive goal of many research teams across the world, but ...
Biologist discovers mammal with salamander-like regenerative abilities
(Phys.org)—A small African mammal with an unusual ability to regrow damaged tissues could inspire new research in regenerative medicine, a University of Florida study finds.
Secrets of the gecko foot help robot climb (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- The science behind gecko toes holds the answer to a dry adhesive that provides an ideal grip for robot feet. Stanford mechanical engineer Mark Cutkosky is using the new material, based on ...
Dry printing of nanotube patterns to any surface could revolutionize microelectronics
(PhysOrg.com) -- Watch a gecko walk up a wall. It defies gravity as it sticks to the surface no matter how smooth it appears to be.
From nature, robots
(PhysOrg.com) -- To a robot designer like Sangbae Kim, the animal kingdom is full of inspiration. "I always look at animals and ask why they are the way they are," says Kim, an assistant professor of mechanical ...
Robots with fins, tails demonstrate evolution
(AP) -- Robots wag their tail fins and bob along like bathtub toys in a pool at a Vassar College lab. Their actions are dictated by microprocessors housed in round plastic containers, the sort you'd store ...
Geckos found able to expel all manner of fluids and their skin can kill bacteria
Researchers uncover morphological and biomechanical consequences of geckos losing adhesion
Geckos are sticky without effort
(Phys.org) —Geckos, found in places with warm climates, have fascinated people for hundreds of years. Scientists have been especially intrigued by these lizards, and have studied a variety of features ...
What goes up must come down
Found in warm regions of the world, geckos are extremely capable of climbing up steep, smooth surfaces. To do so, they employ an adhesive system – a key evolutionary innovation that facilitates climbing ...
Geckos on Australasia side of Wallace Line found to be growing to twice the size of those in Asia
Geckos use toe hairs to turn stickiness on/off
Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a model that explains how geckos, as well as spiders and some insects, can run up and down walls, cling to ceilings, and seemingly defy gravity with such ...
Space sex geckos at risk as Russia loses control of satellite
Several geckos are at risk of a rude return to earth after Russia lost control of a research satellite testing the effect of weightlessness on the small lizards' sex lives.