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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.
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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.
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.
Geckos are unique little creatures, having the ability to cling to almost any dry surface.
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.
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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.
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According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), a new species of gecko has been discovered in Papua New Guinea. Dressed in black and yellow stripes, biologists from the Papua New Guinea National Museum say the gecko resembles a bumblebee.
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...
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 LeÃ³n, 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...
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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