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Study solves mystery of how geckos walk on water

December 10, 2018

It’s official, the humble gecko is the Maserati of reptiles. Despite being just a few centimetres long, the…
Acrobatic geckos can even race on water’s surface

December 7, 2018

Geckos are renowned for their acrobatic feats on land and in the air, but a new discovery that…
Stanford engineers develop tiny light detectors that work like gecko ears

November 8, 2018

Geckos and many other animals have heads that are too small to triangulate the location of noises the…
An evolving sticky situation

October 23, 2017

While many animals try to avoid sticky situations, lizards evolved to seek them out Travis Hagey, Michigan State…
How Tails Help Geckos and Other Vertebrates Make Great Strides

September 11, 2017

A wagging tail is often associated with dogs’ emotions, but the side-to-side motion may also help them take…
Skin-ditching gecko inexplicably leaves body armor behind when threatened

August 10, 2017

When trouble looms, the fish-scale geckos of Madagascar resort to what might seem like an extreme form of…
Why Spiderman can’t exist: Geckos are ‘size limit’ for sticking to walls

January 19, 2016

Latest research reveals why geckos are the largest animals able to scale smooth vertical walls – even larger…
Spinoff Releases Gecko-Inspired Adhesive

August 25, 2015

Carnegie Mellon University spinoff nanoGriptech has announced the launch of Setex™, the first commercially available gecko-inspired adhesive. Because…
Geckos are sticky without effort

December 3, 2014

Photo of a tokay gecko clinging to a smooth surface.PHOTO CREDIT: WILLIAM STEWART.   Geckos, found in places…
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