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Mumbai scientist gets new lizard species named after him

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 19:59

Varad B Giri, senior scientist at the Bombay Natural History Society has been honoured with a new species of gecko, named after him, which he discovered last year from the Western Ghats in Maharashtra.

Soldiers to scale vertical walls with `Smart gloves`

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 21:13

One cannot forget the scene from the movie “Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol ” where actor Tom Cruise swings from world`s tallest building, Burj Khalifa in Dubai wearing adherent gloves.

How geckos keep firm grip even on wet surfaces

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 14:53

Geckos are known for their sticky adhesive toes that allow them to stick to, climb on, and run along surfaces in any orientation.

How Geckos keep firm grip even in wet natural habitat

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 02, 2013, 16:40

Gecko`s sticky toes enable the animal to walk across wet surfaces that don`t get uniformly wet, like waxy leaves—but not on easily wettable surfaces, like glass.

Don’t eat geckos: Malay Fatwa Council to Muslims

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 15:26

Malaysia`s Islamic National Fatwa Council rules that geckos fell within filthy category of animals.