Gecko-Inspired Tape

November 7th, 2008

GeckoIt wasn’t that long ago that scientists discovered how a Gecko is able to climb sheer walls. The neat thing about gecko adhesion is that it has a strong grip in one direction but can easily be peeled off. Several variations of gecko-inspired tape have already been created, and researchers have now duplicated the effect with sheets holding carbon nanotubes—resulting in a stronger bond than other materials. I think we may see it as a consumer product in the not-too-distant future.

(via NAACL)

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