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Gecko’s feet inspire unique wall hugging device


February 17th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Cracking the mystery of gecko's amazing sticking power, scientists have developed 'Geckskin,' a unique wall-hugging device that can hold up to 700 pounds or over ... 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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New technique to make bacteria glow under light may help fight against breast cancer


March 8th, 2009 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 8 (ANI): Michigan Technological University scientists have come up with a way to make a strain of E. coli glow under fluorescent light, a technique that may one day ... Read more...

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Artificial hair on submarines may help them overcome turbulence


November 5th, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 5 (ANI): A team of US engineers has developed artificial hairs like those used by fish to sense water flow around them to avoid predators or take the most ... Read more...

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New gecko glue thats 10 times stickier than Spider-Mans suit


October 15th, 2008 - 11:14 am ICT by ANI
London, October 15 (ANI): An American research team has developed a new gecko glue that is about 10 times stickier than Spider-Mans suit. Liming Dai of University of Dayton, Ohio, and ... Read more...

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Spider-Mans sticky suit comes closer to reality


October 10th, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 10 (ANI): If Spider-Man were for real, he might have found a novel material created by U.S. chemists appropriate for his webs. Liming Dai of University of Dayton, Ohio and ... Read more...

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