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2009-06-09 09:37:00

PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 13, 2009, founder of GECKO and ultra runner, Morgan Murri, will run the Badwater Ultramarathon across Death Valley to raise awareness and funds for his non-profit organization, GECKO, whose outdoor scholarships are intended to get kids "unplugged, off the couch and outside." As one of just 89 participants invited, Murri will take on Badwater and test his physical limits for a greater good. GECKO, Giving Every Child Knowledge of the...

2009-05-08 12:50:01

The way nocturnal geckos perceive color could lead to better cameras and contact lenses, researchers in Sweden said. The geckos are among the very few creatures able to see color at night, said Lina Roth, a researcher at the Lund University. The key to the exceptional vision is a series of distinct concentric zones of varying refractive powers, Roth and her team said in a study published Friday by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. The gecko's multifocal optical system...

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2009-05-08 08:48:03

Nocturnal geckos are among the very few living creatures able to see colors at night, and scientists' discovery of series of distinct concentric zones may lead to insight into better cameras and contact lenses. The key to the exceptional night vision of the nocturnal helmet gecko is a series of distinct concentric zones of different refractive powers, according to a study published in the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology's peer-reviewed, online Journal of Vision. This...

2009-01-20 15:06:22

A British family said a 4-inch lizard they discovered hiding among broccoli purchased at the grocery store has become a beloved member of the family. Paula Walsh said she and her partner, Jez Allen, decided to keep the gecko after Walsh's daughter discovered it among the broccoli after they returned to their Meole Brace, England, home from supermarket Tesco, the BBC reported My daughter had been cutting the broccoli for lunch when she screamed, 'Mum come quick, come quick -- there's...

2008-11-19 15:56:29

Scholars in the Institute of Bio-inspired Structure and Surface Engineering (IBSS), Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA) used a three-dimensional locomotion video-recording and measuring system to observe and measure the angular rotation of joints in gecko's limbs when they were running on horizontal floor and climbing on vertical wall. This work helps us to understand gecko's locomotion from the view point of angle change of joints and to provide a direct...

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2008-10-10 11:30:00

U.S. scientists on Thursday reported the development a new type of glue that was inspired by gecko feet. The dry glue is designed to be 10 times stickier than gecko feet, and three times stickier than other previously developed glues based on the lizards' sticky feet. "It's the stickiest dry glue yet," said Liming Dai of the University of Dayton, who reported on the glue in the journal Science. A 1-inch (2.5-cm) square of the adhesive can support the weight of a 220-pound (100-kg) man...

2008-10-02 03:00:25

By Buden, Donald W Abstract: Eleven species of reptiles are reported from Nauru in the first systematic treatment of the herpetofauna. Four of the species are marine; the seven others include six lizards (four geckos, two skinks) and one snake. Gehyra mutilata (Wiegman), G. oceanica (Lesson), Pelamis platura (Linnaeus), and Ramphotyphlops braminus (Daudin) are recorded on Nauru for the first time. With the exception of Emoia arnoensis Brown & Marshall, which is endemic to eastern...

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2008-09-11 15:34:07

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are continuing their march toward creating a synthetic, gecko-like adhesive, one sticky step at a time. Their latest milestone is the first adhesive that cleans itself after each use without the need for water or chemicals, much like the remarkable hairs found on the gecko lizard's toes. "It brings us closer to being able to build truly all-terrain robots, which will in the future be able to scamper up walls and across ceilings in...

2008-07-22 12:00:36

As consumers increasingly surf the Web on their mobile phones, handset vendors are looking toward open-source browsers such as WebKit - the browser engine at the heart of the iPhone's Safari browser - as a way to bring it to them. However, despite growing interest in WebKit and Gecko (the engine for the Mozilla Corporation Firefox browser), commercial browser vendors such as Opera and ACCESS continue to see growth in their businesses. According to ABI Research, overall growth in the mobile...

2008-06-16 09:00:26

Flock (www.flock.com), the innovative social Web browser that helps its users connect, share and discover the best of the modern Web, today announced that the Flock 2.0 Beta, built on the latest Firefox 3 technology, is now available for early trials. "Flock is thrilled to announce the Flock 2.0 beta. Thousands of global developers and contributors have made Mozilla's open source technology the best in the world," said Shawn Hardin, CEO of Flock. "Now our users can experience the best of...


Latest Gecko Reference Libraries

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2007-01-02 11:22:17

The Texas Banded Gecko, Coleonyx brevis, is a species of small gecko native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. They are most commonly found in western Texas and southeastern New Mexico in the United States, and in Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Durango in Mexico. They prefer semi-arid habitats, and are often found around rock piles or canyon crevices. Texas banded geckos are small, rarely exceeding 4 inches in length. They have alternating bands of yellow and...

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2005-06-22 14:40:30

Dull day gecko (Phelsuma dubia (BOETTGER 1881)) is a diurnal species of geckos. It is about 15 cm in length and lives on the western coast of Madagascar, in the Comoros, and the coast of East Africa. It typically inhabits trees and can also be found near human dwellings. The Dull day gecko feeds on insects and nectar. Scientific synonyms: Pachydactylus dubius BOETTGER 1881 Phelsuma dubia - KLUGE 1993 Phelsuma dubia - GLAW & VENCES 1994: 298 Phelsuma dubia - BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 10...

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2005-06-22 14:20:39

Geckos are small to moderately large lizards belonging to the family Gekkonidae. These lizards are found in warm climates throughout the world. Geckos are unique among lizards in their vocalizations, making chirping sounds in social interactions with other geckos. Geckos are unusual in other respects as well. Many species have specialized toe pads that enable them to climb smooth vertical surfaces and even cross indoor ceilings with ease. These antics are well-known to persons living in...

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2005-06-15 17:28:58

Gold dust day gecko (Phelsuma laticauda laticauda) is a diurnal subspecies of geckos. It lives in northern Madagascar and on the Comoros. It typically inhabits trees and can sometimes be found in houses. The Gold dust day gecko feeds on insects and nectar. Description This lizard belongs to the smaller day geckos. It can reach a total length of about 13 cm. The body color is a bright green or yellowish green or rarely even blue. Typical for this day gecko are the yellow speckles on the...

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2005-06-15 14:56:25

Rodrigues day gecko (Phelsuma edwardnewtoni) is a now extinct diurnal species of geckos. It lived on the island of Rodrigues and typically inhabited forests and dwelt in trees. The Rodrigues day gecko fed on insects and nectar. Scientific synonyms Phelsuma edwardnewtoni VINSON & VINSON 1969 Phelsuma newtoni BOULENGER 1884 Phelsuma edwardnewtoni - KLUGE 1993 Phelsuma edwardnewtoni - RÖSLER 2000: 101 Description This day gecko is now extinct. It was described also as P....

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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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