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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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`.
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