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A Sticky Solution

Posted June 05, 2014 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Using the gecko as their inspiration, a team from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst has devised a new material that can stick and release repeatedly. They're calling it Geckskin, and it has the ability to stick to virtually any surface. Rather than just using the tiny hairs of the gecko's feet as a model, they've taken it further and used the draping adhesion the creature uses in its skin-tendon-bone system to create their reusable adhesive device.


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06/05/2014 1:05 AM

Sort of like cockleburs + dog hair = Velcro?

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