Harnessing the Power of Gecko Feet | ScienceTake


For ages, humanity has envied the gecko – at least its feet – which enable it to climb just about anything. A team at Stanford brought gecko power to the world with a climbing rig built around synthetic gecko-inspired adhesive pads. Watch this 2014 episode of ScienceTake for more.

Read the story here: https://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/24/science/climbing-a-glass-building-try-a-geckos-sticky-pads.html

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