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Geckos Keep Firm Grip in Wet Natural Habitat


April 1, 2013

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University of Akron research, in part funded by the National Science Foundation, recently solved a mystery about the ability of Geckos to stick to trees and leaves during rainforest downpours.  The study has implications for the design of a synthetic gecko-inspired adhesive.Full Story

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