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Old 03-08-2010, 09:38 PM   #1
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Default A Sticky Little Lizard Inspires a New Adhesive Tape

A Sticky Little Lizard Inspires a New Adhesive Tape
By Arianne Cohen
Published: February 24, 2010

The Fix - Why Is That Gecko Stuck to the Wall? The Sticky Little Lizard Inspires a New Adhesive Tape. - NYTimes.com
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KEEP your eye on the shelves of your local hardware store, where in the next few years you may be able to find new tape from an unlikely source: the gecko.

“Geckos have millions of microscopic hairs on their toes, each with hundreds of tips that adhere to surfaces, with no residue left behind,” said Kellar Autumn, a biology professor at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore. “Their hairs can stay attached indefinitely.”

Mr. Autumn and scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, were responsible for...
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