Latest Walter Federle Stories
Beetle foot pads may inspire novel man-made adhesives The arrays of fine adhesive hairs or "Ësetae' on the foot pads of many insects, lizards and spiders give them the ability to climb almost any natural surface. Research by James Bullock and Walter Federle from the University of Cambridge in England found that the different forces required to peel away these adhesive hairs from surfaces are what allows beetles to adhere to diverse surfaces, thereby reducing the risk of...
- A spider.
- Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.