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Humidity makes gecko feet stickier

— 15 Oct 2010 12:38 | Biology

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…

Secrets of the gecko foot help robot climb

— 26 Aug 2010 20:04 | Technology

A Stanford mechanical engineer is using the biology of a gecko's sticky foot to create a robot that climbs. In the same way the small reptile can scale a wall of slick glass, the Stickybot…

New gecko species identified in West African rain forests

— 2 Jun 2010 14:54 | Biology

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…

Gecko's lessons transfer well

— 26 Jan 2010 14:02 | Technology

Watch a gecko walk up a wall. It defies gravity as it sticks to the surface no matter how smooth it appears to be…

New species discovered in the Greater Mekong at risk of extinction due to climate change

— 26 Sep 2009 14:31 | Environment

A bird eating fanged frog, a gecko that looks like it's from another planet and a bird which would rather walk than fly, are among the 163 new species discovered in the Greater Mekong…

Flips, flops and cartwheels

— 9 Sep 2009 14:18 | Biology

Geckos and other lizards have long been known for their incredible ability to shed their tails as a decoy for predators, but little is known about the movements and what controls the…

Hundreds of new species discovered in eastern Himalayas

— 11 Aug 2009 09:00 | Biology

Over 350 new species including the world's smallest deer, a 'flying frog' and a 100 million-year old gecko have been discovered in the Eastern Himalayas, a biological treasure trove…

New angle on gecko research

— 5 Aug 2009 10:18 | Biology

Geckos are very adept at climbing through difficult terrain using an intricate adhesive system. Until now it has not been known when and how they switch on their unique system of traction…

Scientists look to geckos for stilettos

— 3 Jun 2009 17:45 | Technology

They can run up walls with reckless abandon, and even stroll across the ceiling without falling off. Now the remarkable design of nature that makes geckos feet so sticky has been replicated…

Gecko vision: Key to the multifocal contact lens of the future?

— 8 May 2009 03:28 | Technology

Nocturnal geckos are among the very few living creatures able to see colours at night, and scientists' discovery of series of distinct concentric zones may lead to insight into better…

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