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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

New Adhesive will let you climb up the wall

First there was Velcro (R), now there is Gecko!

Seriously, the wonders and joys of biomimicry are at it again.

The new adhesive is first to mimic quick catch and rapid release traits of a gecko's foot

A gecko sits atop a glass surface in this image from the NIRT laboratory. Credit and Larger Version

The National Science Foundation has released a press release all about this wonderful and potentially very useful technology. Check it out!

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