wet environments

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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House fly, mosquito share common ancestry


March 24th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 24 (IANS) Mosquito and the house fly share a common ancestry.The mosquito branched off from the same evolutionary tree as the house fly around 220 million years ago.Though ... Read more...

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Ugg boots ‘can cause fungal infections’


January 11th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 11 (ANI): Uggs-the trendy, flat-booted suede boots which are popular among celebs and comfort-craving pedestrians-can increase your chances of getting fungal, infection especially if you wear them without socks. ... Read more...

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Conditions favourable to life existed throughout Mars


June 25th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): The presence of minerals in craters of northern Mars, as shown by two orbiters, suggests that conditions favourable to life existed throughout the Red Planet, not just in ... Read more...

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Sandcastle worm’s glue inspires powerful medical adhesive to repair bones


August 18th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): In a major breakthrough, researchers have duplicated the natural glue secreted by a tiny sea creature called the sandcastle worm, for developing a long-sought medical adhesive needed to ... Read more...

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New species of lungless salamander found in Appalachian foothills of the US


July 9th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 9 (ANI): A striking new species of lungless salamander has been found living in a small stream in the Appalachian foothills of the US.According to a report by BBC ... Read more...

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US scientists find fresh evidence of life on Mars


July 17th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Pasadena (California), July 17 (IANS) There is fresh evidence pointing to life on Mars in the distant past, US scientists claim. In two new studies, the scientists report that Mars once hosted ... Read more...

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Ancient Mars hosted wet environments that had the potential to support life


July 17th, 2008 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Two studies based on data from NASAs Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have revealed that the Red Planet once hosted vast lakes, flowing rivers and a variety of other ... 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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MIT researchers create gecko inspired waterproof bandage


February 19th, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Researchers in the US have created a waterproof adhesive bandage inspired by the sticky surface of a gecko lizards paws.MIT researchers and colleagues say that the bandage could ... Read more...

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Rare bearded monkeys discovered in Kenya


November 14th, 2007 - 8:34 am ICT by admin
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