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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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