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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / August 19, 2015

Producing high-temp ceramic nanofibers, new research center to study gallium nitride, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 19, 2015.

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NASA tests pet gecko with hopes of helping clear space debris

By April Gocha / January 7, 2015

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab is getting in on the gecko action with news of the development of space-ready gripping tools “that could grapple objects such as orbital debris or defunct satellites that would otherwise be hard to handle.”

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Suddenly Spiderman: ‘Gecko gloves’ give humans glass wall-scaling superpowers

By Jessica McMathis / January 2, 2015

Stanford University engineers have used the sticky pads of geckos as inspiration for a hand-sized device that allows humans to scale a glass wall as effectively as Spiderman.

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Can your pet help design better materials?

By April Gocha / August 20, 2014

Nature inspires intelligently designed materials—and when it comes to stickiness, gecko toes are the gold standard for the design of better materials. But how does science explain their ability to walk on walls?

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / June 11, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest for June 11, 2014.

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