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October 3rd, 2006

Gecko feet may provide answer to creating stronger adhesives

Abstract:
The National Science Foundation awarded UD $1 million dedicated to the research of gecko feet and the secret they hold to creating stronger adhesives.

For decades, scientists have studied the hairlike structures found on geckos’ toes, which allow them to stick to nearly any surface with ease. However, as recent as 2002, researchers have gone one step further, manipulating carbon nanotubes to find even stronger adhesive properties.

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