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2014-02-07 08:22:39

Blue Gecko, based in Championsgate, Florida, is raising funds for its ultra-cool and unique application called Pay N Show using the crowd-funding platform, Indiegogo.com. Visit the Pay N Show fundraising campaign at: http://igg.me/p/637684 CHAMPIONSGATE, Fla., Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Gecko, based in Championsgate, Florida, is raising funds for its ultra-cool and unique application called Pay N Show using the crowd-funding platform, Indiegogo.com. Pay N Show promises to be...

Where Do Lizards Live In Qatar?
2014-02-05 10:09:53

Pensoft Publishers The state of Qatar occupies a small peninsula of 11,500 km2 within the Arabian Peninsula. Both Qatar's population and economy have increased rapidly during the last decades, thus putting a strong pressure on native species. The commitment of the Qatari government towards sustainable development has triggered a variety of studies of its dwindling biodiversity. A recent lizard inventory project has confirmed the occurrence of 21 lizard species, two of them being the...

Future Space Missions May Utilize Gecko-Inspired Robotics
2014-01-02 08:45:34

[ Watch the video: Abigaille-III Climbing Robot ] [ Watch the video: Wall-Climbing Robot Demonstration ] Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Future space missions could utilize a new technology that draws inspiration from the stickiness found on gecko feet. Researchers, using this natural wonder, have developed a wall-climbing robot that may one day aid astronauts in outer space. The ESA, along with Simon Fraser University researchers in Canada, tested a dry...

2013-10-15 23:21:59

New Gecko™ Z and Gecko™ XF round out the complete family of Gecko Wall Systems™ products. St. Louis, Mo. (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Spec-Rite Designs, a global distributor, manufacturer and designer of phenolic furnishings, recently announced the launch of two new Gecko Wall System™ product lines, Gecko Z™ and Gecko XF™. The addition of the new products lines comes shortly after Spec-Rite Designs announced a 300 percent increase in 2013 sales of Gecko Wall Systems™ compared to...

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

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. According to the study, which appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), geckos can cling to wet hydrophobic surfaces like plant leaves and stems just as well as they can to dry surfaces. However,...

Pre-formed Score Lines Where Gecko Tails Detach Revealed By Advanced Bio-imaging
2012-12-20 16:36:54

Public Library of Science [ Watch The Video ] Like sheets of paper marked with perforated lines, gecko tails have unique structural marks that help them sever their tails to make a quick getaway. Though voluntarily shedding a body part in this manner is a well-known phenomenon, research published December 19 in the open access journal PLOS ONE reveals aspects of the process that may have applications for structural engineers making similar, quickly detachable structures. Jan Enghild...

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

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Geckos are unique little creatures, having the ability to cling to almost any dry surface. They seem to be just as happy scampering through tropical rainforest canopies as they are in urban settings, explains Alyssa Stark, from the University of Akron, USA. "A lot of work is done on geckos that looks at the very small adhesive structures on their toes to really understand how the system works at the most basic level", says Stark. She...

The Evolution Of Sticky Feet
2012-06-28 13:14:19

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Aside from having a knack for selling auto insurance, geckos have also developed ℠sticky´ foot pads several times throughout their evolution that give them another ability, the scaling of smooth walls and ceilings to escape predators and find prey. A new study published in the most recent edition of PLoS ONE said that changes in habitat have caused geckos to gain and lost these exceptional adhesive structures several times...

2012-06-23 23:00:16

Grey Gecko Press Announces Fan-Focused Perks for its 30-day IndieGoGo Campaign Katy, TX (PRWEB) June 22, 2012 Independent publisher Grey Gecko Press has launched a 30-day IndieGoGo fundraising campaign to provide operating capital in order to sign 25 new authors by 2014. Campaign contributors will receive exclusive perks such as author appearances, edited manuscripts, free books for up to five years, being thanked on the copyright page of an upcoming book, having a 'guest appearance' in a...

Gecko Foot Hair Could Lead To Self-Cleaning Adhesive Solutions
2012-06-23 06:52:17

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com Researchers, studying the self-cleaning and reusable capabilities of a gecko´s foot hair, have speculated how commonly-used sticky substances could benefit from the animal´s natural adhesive properties. Publishing their work in the June 13 issue of Interface, the Journal of the Royal Society, University of Akron mechanical engineering student Shihao Hu, and recent UA biology graduate Stephanie Lopez-Chueng of Keiser University in Tampa,...


Latest Gekkonidae Reference Libraries

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2007-01-02 11:23:56

The African fat-tailed gecko, Hemitheconyx caudicinctus, is a nocturnal, ground-dwelling gecko from the subfamily Eublepharinae. They are found in West Africa, from Senegal to Cameroon. Their habitat is dry and arid, although they will spend most of their time in a dark, humid hiding area. Adult male geckos are from 8 to 10 inches long, and females 6 to 8 inches long. They will generally live from 15 to 20 years. The normal coloring is brown and tan stripes, with a possible white stripe...

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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 14:20:39

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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