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2011-07-05 08:34:19

Tree frogs have specially adapted self-cleaning feet which could have practical applications for the medical industry. "Tree frog feet may provide a design for self-cleaning sticky surfaces, which could be useful for a wide range of products especially in contaminating environments - medical bandages, tire performance, and even long lasting adhesives," says researcher, Niall Crawford at the University of Glasgow who presented this work at the Society for Experimental Biology Annual Conference...

2011-07-05 07:02:01

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Tree frogs have specially adapted self-cleaning feet which could have practical applications for the medical industry. "Tree frog feet may provide a design for self-cleaning sticky surfaces, which could be useful for a wide range of products especially in contaminating environments - medical bandages, tyre performance, and even long lasting adhesives," researcher, Niall Crawford at the University of Glasgow, was quoted as saying. Tree frogs have sticky pads on their toes...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'