Tag: "gecko" at biology news
UC Berkeley study shows gecko foot hairs are amazing dry adhesives
...t on a surface. Working with the "Cadillac" of the gecko
world, a Tokay gecko
(Gekko gecko) native to Southeast Asia, the team of biologists and engineers showed that the combine...
Scientists prove how geckos stick, unlock secrets to making artificial gecko glue
...for engineers to fabricate prototypes of synthetic gecko
adhesive. "Two millennia later, we have solved th... In other words, the size and shape of the tips of gecko
foot hairs--not what they are made of--determine the gecko's stickiness. To verify its experimental...
Human lymph disease could tail off thanks to gecko
.... "For our study we examined the common Australian gecko
Christinus marmoratus and the way it regenerates i...a certain protein growth factor contributed to the gecko
being able to quickly regenerate the lymphatic system at the site of its tail loss. This growth fac...
Nanoscale contact optimizes adhesion
...increases with the body weight of animals, and the gecko
has the highest density among all animal species t...ng because it takes a much greater force to pull a gecko
away from a ceiling than removing a human hand off a table, even though the same van der Waals force...