Gecko's owe their sticky feet to microscopic hair!

Gecko's owe their sticky feet to microscopic hair!

An integrative analysis of a type of gecko revealed that the microscopic hair, called setae, present underneath its toes makes the reptile's feet sticky, experts said.

Oct 09, 2016, 17:20 PM IST
New gecko species discovered in Chhattisgarh

New gecko species discovered in Chhattisgarh

Scientists have discovered a new species of gecko (rock-dwelling lizard) in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district, a discovery that will aid in documenting India's biodiversity and boost conservation, a researcher said on Thursday.

Oct 01, 2015, 18:25 PM IST

New, tiny gecko-inspired robot can haul up to 2000 times its weight

A team of Stanford University scientists has developed a series of super-small, super strong robots that can haul up to 100 times their own weight.

Apr 28, 2015, 13:34 PM IST

First `gecko feet inspired` self-cleaning adhesive tape developed

A team of researchers has developed the first adhesive tape that does not only adhere to a surface as reliably as the toes of a gecko, but also possesses similar self-cleaning properties.

Feb 20, 2014, 16:38 PM IST

Geckos in space: Novel robot takes a step to cosmos

A wall-crawling robot inspired by the gecko has taken a small but important step towards a future in space, scientists said on Thursday.

Jan 02, 2014, 23:56 PM IST

How geckos cope with wet feet in their natural habitat

In a new study, researchers have tried to find out how geckos, which are remarkable little creatures that cling to almost any dry plane, cope on surfaces in their natural habitat.

Aug 09, 2012, 16:07 PM IST

`Gecko`s toe pads evolved repeatedly due to habitat changes`

Geckos’ sticky toe pads that allow them to climb up walls and even hang upside down on ceilings have evolved repeatedly, according to a new study.

Jun 28, 2012, 18:55 PM IST

Lizards being trained for space travel

Lizards are known for their adaptation to extreme conditions and a team is being trained in Russia to be sent to space.

Mar 16, 2012, 22:35 PM IST

Why geckos have superglue feet

A new study sheds light on why geckos are able to cling on repeatedly to the smoothest surfaces.

Oct 18, 2010, 18:45 PM IST

Playing Gecko again was nerve-wracking: Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas, who is currently recovering from throat cancer, was petrified of reprising his iconic character Gordon Gecko in `Wall Street: Money never Sleeps`.

Oct 17, 2010, 13:32 PM IST