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Image 1 - Super-Adhesive Material Inspired By Gecko Feet
2012-02-18 04:49:03

For years, biologists have been amazed by the power of gecko feet, which let these 5-ounce lizards produce an adhesive force roughly equivalent to carrying nine pounds up a wall without slipping.

2012-01-11 08:00:00

Petco™ is hosting their monthly “Meet the Critters” event January 14-15, 2012, which is themed “My First Pet”. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 11, 2012

Gecko-inspired Tank Robot
2011-11-01 09:55:38

Researchers have developed a tank-like robot that has the ability to scale smooth walls, opening up a series of applications ranging from inspecting pipes, buildings, aircraft and nuclear power plants to deployment in search and rescue operations.

2011-07-19 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, LONDON and AMSTERDAM, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gekko [http://www.gekko.com ], the personalized international hotel booking service, today unveils a one-stop Facebook application that simplifies travel planning and purchasing - with the help of friends and trusted sources- via the world's leading social network. The Gekko Facebook app collects and organizes travel recommendations from friends; introduces a one-click "Request-a-Deal" button which...

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2010-10-16 09:30:00

Human adhesives are famed for their fallibility. Gooey glues soon lose their grip, are easily contaminated and leave residues behind. But not gecko feet. Geckos can cling on repeatedly to the smoothest surfaces thanks to the self-cleaning microscopic spatula-shaped hairs (setae) that coat the soles of their feet.

2010-09-16 16:45:00

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Gecko Hospitality, the nation's leading firm for high level management recruiting in the hospitality industry, is honored to announce their inclusion as #2213 in the prestigious 2010 Inc. 5000's list for fastest growing companies in America.

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2010-08-26 11:20:00

The science behind gecko toes holds the answer to a dry adhesive that provides an ideal grip for robot feet. Stanford mechanical engineer Mark Cutkosky is using the new material, based on the structure of a gecko foot, to keep his robots climbing.

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2010-06-02 08:14:25

The West African forest gecko, a secretive but widely distributed species in forest patches from Ghana to Congo, is actually four distinct species that appear to have evolved over the past 100,000 years due to the fragmentation of a belt of tropical rain forest.

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2010-03-24 14:20:00

Scientists announced Wednesday that a new species of gecko has been found in the lower regions of the Cardamom Mountains in southwest Cambodia.

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2010-02-13 08:55:00

Researchers move one step closer to nature with the development of polymers and directional adhesion that follow the workings of a gecko's foot.


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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