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Scientists Prove How Geckos Stick, Unlock Secrets To Making Artificial Gecko Glue

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August 28, 2002
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Geckos, nature's supreme climbers, can race up a polished glass wall at a meter per second and support their entire body weight from a wall with only a single toe. But the gecko's remarkable climbing ability has remained a mystery since Artistotle first observed it in fourth century B.C.

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Geckos, nature's supreme climbers, can race up a polished glass wall at a meter per second and support their entire body weight from a wall with only a single toe. But the gecko's remarkable climbing ability has remained a mystery since Artistotle first observed it in fourth century B.C.


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Lewis & Clark College. (2002, August 28). Scientists Prove How Geckos Stick, Unlock Secrets To Making Artificial Gecko Glue. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/08/020828063412.htm
Lewis & Clark College. "Scientists Prove How Geckos Stick, Unlock Secrets To Making Artificial Gecko Glue." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/08/020828063412.htm (accessed April 19, 2014).

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