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Sticking Power of Gecko Feet Could Lead to Scientific Advances

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AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 19 — The interest of University of Akron (UA) polymer researchers in the powerful surface sticking power of geckos soon could lead to advances in adhesives used in microelectronics, information technology, robotics and space applications.The leopard gecko (eublepharis macularius) is one of nature's own nanotechnologists. Thanks to nanoscale fibers in the soles of their feet, these colorful lizards can easily walk up walls, or even hang from the ceiling by one toe. Photo: Gene Jenkins, Montezuma's ReptilesRenowned for their ability to walk up walls like miniature Spider-Men...Read full article

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