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Geckos inspire adhesives that stick even when wet


August 12th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) Scientists already know that the tiny hairs on geckos' toe pads enable them to cling to vertical surfaces.Now, University of Akron researchers are unfolding clues to ... Read more...

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Lizards being trained for space travel


March 16th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) Lizards are known for their adaptation to extreme conditions and a team is being trained in Russia to be sent to space.The geckos will become the ... Read more...

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Why geckos have ’superglue’ feet


October 18th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 18 (ANI): A new study sheds light on why geckos are able to cling on repeatedly to the smoothest surfaces.Kellar Autumn and his lab at Lewis and Clark College and ... Read more...

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Gecko-inspired method to print electronics on clothes, plastic and leather


September 21st, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 21 (ANI): Inspired by geckos, engineers have developed a reversible adhesion method for printing electronics on a variety of tricky surfaces such as clothes, plastic and leather.Researchers from Northwestern ... Read more...

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Gecko-inspired material could make you scale buildings like Spiderman


August 26th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 26 (ANI): You could soon be scaling buildings just like Spiderman, thanks to sticky gloves and shoes, which are being developed using a material that allows the wearing to stick ... Read more...

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Competition affects evolution in island lizards


June 19th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS) Millions of years before human beings began battling it out over beachfront property, a similar phenomenon was unfolding in a diverse group of island lizards. Often mistaken for chameleons ... Read more...

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World’s Too Hot For Lizards To Handle


May 14th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey May 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Global warming is getting all the more alarming by the day, and now not only the humans, but also the cold-blooded lizards are feeling the heat, ... Read more...

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German Man tried to smuggle 44 lizards in his under-pants


January 29th, 2010 - 12:40 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Wellington, Jan 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A German man has tried to smuggle 44 lizards in his under-pants when he tried to board a flight from New Zealand. He was arrested on ... Read more...

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Man Arrested With 44 Lizards In Underwear Sentenced To Prison


January 29th, 2010 - 12:25 am ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Wellington, Jan 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A man who had been arrested for exporting 44 lizards have been sentenced to 14 weeks of imprisonment, and has also been asked to pay ... Read more...

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Gecko’s tail an energy powerhouse, say scientists


November 21st, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, November 21 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that a gecko's tail is an energy powerhouse, as the reptiles have a slower getaway after dropping their tail to fee ... Read more...

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Soon, robots that run like cheetahs, stick like geckos, mimic roaches


October 18th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 18 (ANI): A robotic scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is now building robots that can run as fast as the cheetah, stick to any surface like a gecko ... Read more...

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Scientists identify new species of gecko


September 25th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 25 (ANI): A new study has identified a new species of gecko, which was long misunderstood as another kind of gecko.The tiny pinkish-brown gecko, which scurries through rocky habitat on ... Read more...

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Gecko’s tail has a mind of its own


September 9th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 9 (ANI): A new study has found that the gecko tail literally has a mind of its own, as it exhibits not only rhythmic but also complex movements, including flips, ... Read more...

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Geckos’ amazing grip triggered by gravity


August 5th, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 5 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Calgary (U of C) and Clemson University in South Carolina, US, have discovered that the geckos' amazing grip is triggered by gravity.Geckos are ... Read more...

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Air in bones allows this lizard to glide


July 18th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) Most lizards are content scurrying in and out of nooks and crannies in walls and between rocks. But neon blue tailed tree lizards (Holaspis guentheri) leap from branch ... Read more...

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Mobile nature guide helps identify world around you (With Image)


June 3rd, 2009 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
By Quaid Najmi Pune, June 3 (IANS) The next time you see a beautiful flower but don't know its name, use your mobile phone. A six-month effort by Pune-based naturalist Shrikant Ingalhalikar has ... Read more...

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‘Gecko vision’ could open way to futuristic cameras, contact lenses


May 8th, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 8 (IANS) Nocturnal geckos are among the very few living creatures able to see colours at night, which scientists could harness to develop better cameras and contact lenses. The key ... Read more...

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Gecko-inspired multifocal contact lenses, cameras on the anvil


May 8th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): Scientists are all set to harness the mechanism behind nocturnal geckos' unique ability to see colours at night, in making multifocal contact lenses and better cameras.Researchers at Lund ... Read more...

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Now, gecko-inspired supersticky robots that scale walls, ceilings


April 28th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 28 (ANI): If you thought it was only Spiderman who could glide on any surface with no apparent gravitational pull, then it's time to get out of fiction and look ... Read more...

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Reptiles may soon outdo dogs and cats to become UK’’s most popular pets!


November 23rd, 2008 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 23 (ANI): Reptiles like snakes, geckos and bearded dragons have become more popular pets than dogs, according to a new research. There are now as many as eight million reptiles ... Read more...

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Geckos ability to coordinate joint angles on limbs may help improve robots gait


November 20th, 2008 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 20 (ANI): A team of researchers used a 3-D locomotion video-recording and measuring system to observe and measure the angular rotation of joints in gecko''s limbs, as they ran ... Read more...

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Oldest Gecko fossil found in amber


September 4th, 2008 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 4 (ANI): Scientists have unearthed a piece of fossilized tree sap known as amber containing parts of a hundred-million-year-old gecko, which is the oldest specimen ever found of the ... Read more...

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Geckos tail, secret behind its amazing ability to climb and fall safely


August 26th, 2008 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 26 (ANI): A new study has given geckos an image makeover, suggesting that the lizards tail plays an active role in its amazing ability to climb for which their ... Read more...

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Climate change is hastening extinction in Madagascars reptiles and amphibians


June 10th, 2008 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): A new research has determined that climate change has hastened extinction in Madagascars reptiles and amphibians, with three species in the region predicted to go extinct between ... Read more...

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New family of gecko discovered


May 23rd, 2008 - 12:28 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 23 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Minnesotas Bell Museum of Natural History and Pennsylvanias Villanova University have discovered a new family of gecko, which according to them could ... Read more...

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Lizard found inside chicken egg


May 18th, 2008 - 11:53 am ICT by admin
Melbourne, May 18 (ANI): A man was shell-shocked, quite literally, when he cracked an egg while preparing a meal and to his astonishment found a fully formed gecko inside the shell.60-year-old ... Read more...

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Temperature and humidity affects a geckos grip


May 14th, 2008 - 2:13 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Researchers from University of Akron have revealed that temperature and humidity have a major impact on gecko lizards clinging ability.The new study revealed the role of temperature ... Read more...

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Madagascars new road map will protect thousands of its rare species


April 11th, 2008 - 1:15 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 11 (ANI): Conversation biologists, along with an international team of researchers have developed a new road map for protecting thousands of rare species that live only in Madagascar.The researchers, ... Read more...

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Geckos rely on their tails to prevent falls and perform aerial maneuvers


March 18th, 2008 - 1:07 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 18 (ANI): In a new research, biologists have determined that geckos rely on their tails to keep from falling off vertical surfaces and doing aerial maneuvers, which is already ... Read more...

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Gecko inspires bandage for surgical wounds


February 19th, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) Geckos have inspired MIT researchers to create amazingly waterproof bandages to patch up surgical wounds or internal injuries seamlessly. The bandage surface has the same kind of nanoscale ... Read more...

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New adhesive mimics quick catch, rapid release traits of a geckos foot


January 30th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 30 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed an adhesive that, they claim, is the first to mimic quick catch and rapid release traits of a geckos ... Read more...

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Heres the latest development in the quest for ‘gecko glue’


December 21st, 2007 - 4:09 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 21 (ANI): A University of Calgary biologist is researching into how lizards cling to virtually any surface despite the fact that they do not use sticky secretions to help them ... Read more...

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