May 15, 2003
The New Duct Tape?
Posted by scott at May 15, 2003 10:14 AM
New Scientist is carrying this summary on the latest developments in trying to create artificial gecko feet. Well, the sticky part anyway. It's already yielding some promising results.
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Interesting... unfortunately, actually using this technology in a natural environment would also require the ability to grow new hairs, as previous ones are worn away through use. In non-natrual environments, there's nothing this can do that a couple of discretely-placed strips of Velcro can't do better.