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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 dry printing of nanotube patterns to revolutionize microelectronics


January 26th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): Inspired by how a gecko sticks to the smoothest of surfaces via strong van der Waals force between its millions of hairs, researchers at Rice University have come ... 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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Rapid sand filter would provide safe drinking water to millions in developing countries


March 7th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 7 (ANI): A researcher from the University of North Carolina (UNC) Charlotte, US, is developing a rapid sand filter that could provide a cost-effective means of providing fresh, clean, ... 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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Sticky nanotubes hold key to creating standards for nano-manufacturing


April 29th, 2008 - 3:53 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 29 (ANI): A scientist of Indian origin and his team have precisely measured the forces required to peel tiny nanotubes off of other materials, opening up the possibility of ... Read more...

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Animal gas mixed with dust poses health hazards for humans


March 3rd, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 3 (ANI): A new research has determined that gaseous ammonia and other odorous gases resulting from animal manure can attach to dust particles, leaving behind matter that is both unpleasant ... Read more...

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Stronger bullet proof vest in sight


November 14th, 2007 - 8:13 am ICT by admin
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