Tuesday, February 19, 2008

how to climb up the wall

If you're dreaming of walking up vertical walls effortlessly like a gecko, your special day may have come closer. Researchers have developed a sticky tape that fulfils 5 out of 7 criteria characteristic for gecko-like performance.

Meanwhile, a separate research effort is directed at developing gecko-inspired adhesives for wound repair. Read my news story in Chemistry World (free access for all).

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