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367 new species discovered in Mekong river in two years: WWF

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 20:05

A giant flying squirrel, a skydiving gecko and an eyeless cave-dwelling spider are among the 367 new species that have been discovered in the Greater Mekong region in the past two years, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said Thursday.

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

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 16:38

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.

Geckos in space: Novel robot takes a step to cosmos

Last Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014, 23:56

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

How geckos cope with wet feet in their natural habitat

Last Updated: Thursday, August 09, 2012, 16:07

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.

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

Last Updated: Thursday, June 28, 2012, 18:55

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.

"Bumblebee" gecko discovered in Papua New Guinea: USGS

Last Updated: Thursday, April 19, 2012, 13:23

A new species of gecko with black and gold bands like a bumblebee and slender toes termed a "striking surprise" has been discovered deep in the tropical forests of Papua New Guinea.

Lizards being trained for space travel

Last Updated: Friday, March 16, 2012, 22:35

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

Gecko Feet inspires spider man like adhesive!

Last Updated: Friday, February 17, 2012, 14:17

For years, biologists have been astonished by the power of gecko feet, which let these 5-ounce lizards produce an adhesive force almost equivalent to carrying nine pounds up a wall without slipping.

Asian lizard at risk over claims it can cure AIDS

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 15:43

The Tokay geckos have long been used as traditional medicine for illnesses such as diabetes, asthma, skin disease and cancer.

Robot uses gecko power to climb walls

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 01, 2011, 08:49

Scientists have developed a tank-like robot that can scale vertical walls and crawl over ledges without using suction cups.

Why geckos have superglue feet

Last Updated: Monday, October 18, 2010, 18:45

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

Playing Gecko again was nerve-wracking: Michael Douglas

Last Updated: Sunday, October 17, 2010, 13:32

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