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Gecko Grips Just As Good In Wet Habitats As In Dry Ones
2013-04-02 10:44:07

People have always been looking to nature for inspiration for everything from art to medicine. And in a new study by University of Akron researchers, the affable gecko could lead to a new kind of adhesive tape.

How Do Geckos Deal With Wet Feet
2012-08-16 11:04:31

Geckos are unique little creatures, having the ability to cling to almost any dry surface.


Word of the Day
gawf
  • In costermongers' slang, a cheap red-skinned apple, which is rubbed hard with a cloth to give it the appearance and feeling of an apple of superior quality.
The origin of the word 'gawf' is obscure, but may come from the phrase 'go for more'.