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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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Beetle footpads could inspire novel man-made adhesives


April 6th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Cambridge found that the different forces required to peel away adhesive hairs or 'setae' from surfaces are what allows beetles to adhere to ... Read more...

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Species Of Giant Crayfish Sighted In Tennessee Represent A New Species


January 21st, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
January 21, 2011 (Pen Men at Work): A formerly unidentified species of giant crayfish (GC) has been unearthed by two marine biologists in Tennessee, with the species labeled Barbicambarus simmonis, which is ... Read more...

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New species of giant crayfish found in Tennessee and Alabama


January 20th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Two aquatic biologists have discovered a distinctive species of crayfish in Tennessee and Alabama that is at least twice the size of its competitors.The new crayfish belongs to ... Read more...

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Scaling up walls like Spider Man comes closer to reality


August 27th, 2010 - 2:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Your dream of scaling up the walls just like Spider Man may soon be a reality as researchers from Stanford University, California, are developing gloves and shoes that ... 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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Mite discovered by Indians is a new genus, say US scientists


November 3rd, 2009 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) US scientists say a new mite discovered by their counterparts at the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) and christened Mangalaus represents "a new genus". The ... 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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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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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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