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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
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.