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Nanotube Adhesive Sticks Better Than a Gecko's Foot
June 18, 2007
Mimicking the agile gecko, with its uncanny ability to run up walls and across ceilings, has long been a goal of materials scientists. Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of Akron have taken one sticky step in the right direction, creating synthetic "gecko tape" with four times the sticking power of the real thing.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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