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UC Berkeley study shows gecko foot hairs are amazing dry adhesives
...made this project work." To explain the ability of geckos
to rapidly run up a vertical surface and even stic... than the measured sticking force of geckos. Plus, geckos
can stick to the wall in a vacuum. Also, there is no evidence that geckos
use glue: there are no glu...
A sticky situation for ants and bees: UMass biologist looks at how these insects adhere to various surfaces
... are quite different from those of animals such as geckos
and most other insects, Brainerd notes. "Geckos have sticky pads on their feet, which peel off at the end of each step. Its a relatively static system," she said. "The adhesive organs in ants and bees are much more dynamic." The feet of ants and bee...
Scientists prove how geckos stick, unlock secrets to making artificial gecko glue
... millennia later, we have solved the puzzle of how geckos
use millions of tiny foot hairs to adhere to even ...Sciences. Our new data prove once and for all how geckos
stick." Working at Lewis & Clark College, the University of California at Berkeley, the University o...
Human lymph disease could tail off thanks to gecko
...trauma to lose a body part and then regrow it, but geckos
and other lizards seem to be able to do it with a ...ut much more research is needed. "Discovering that geckos
use a protein growth factor similar to one found in humans brings us one step closer to being able t...
Ann Arbor chemist wins national award for extracting sulfur from fuel
...tional meeting in New Orleans. Sponges absorb, but geckos
adsorb -- that is, these salamander-like creatures can run up and down tree trunks and walls because the soles of their feet are covered with legions of tiny hairs, said Yang, a professor and chemical engineer at the University of Michigan. The hairs...
Nanoscale contact optimizes adhesion
... nanometer size of hairs (spatulae) on the feet of geckos
and many insects may have evolved to optimize adhesion strength, according to new research conducted at the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research in Stuttgart. The scientists discovered that there exists an optimal shape of the contact surface of ...
Cockroach-like robot leads new research effort
...hese areas. While Full has run cockroaches, crabs, geckos
and other animals on treadmills, across gelatin and over complex terrains to understand their stability, he is eager to team up with an experimental neurophysiologist who is able to interpret insects' neural code. John Miller, a professor of cell bio...