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From “Sticks Like Glue” to “Sticks Like Gecko”

February 21st, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

Biologists have long been drawn by the adhesive power of gecko feet that enable these 5-ounce lizards to scale vertical walls with nary a slip. Now polymer scientists and a biologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have duplicated how the gecko accomplishes this feat. The result: "Geckskin," a sticky material that can hold up to 700 pounds on a smooth wall



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