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University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Gecko Feet Are Key to New Adhesive's Power

Caption: To substantiate their claims of Geckskin's properties, the UMass Amherst team compared three versions to the abilities of a living Tokay gecko on several surfaces. As predicted by their theory, one Geckskin version matches and even exceeds the gecko's performance on all tested surfaces.

Credit: UMass Amherst

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