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iPhone Gecko Skin

iPhone Gecko Skin

"Gecko Skin" Uguard iPhone cover A new iPhone cover is using a special material that allows the device to be attached to smooth surfaces in a similar way to that used by gecko when climbing walls. Lizards are amazing animals. ...

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Gecko-Inspired Bandage May Heal Surgical Incisions

Gecko-Inspired Bandage May Heal Surgical Incisions

MIT researchers and colleagues have developed an elastic sticky tape inspired by the adhesion mechanism found in geckos’ toes. This adhesive is biocompatible and could replace surgical sutures and staples. Made from a biodegradable polymer and sugar-based glue, the adhesive ...

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New Gecko-Inspired Synthetic Adhesive

New Gecko-Inspired Synthetic Adhesive

Researchers from Berkeley University have developed a new gecko-inspired synthetic adhesive tape. Unlike conventional adhesive tape, it does not stick when pressed onto a surface, but rather when it is slid over a surface. The tape was inspired by a ...

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Waalbot – Wall Climbing Robot

Waalbot – Wall Climbing Robot

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed a series of robots capable of climbing walls. Inspired by geckos that use tiny fibers located on their feet to adhere to almost any surface, the Waalbot is capable of simple surface locomotion. ...

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