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June 13th, 2007

Gecko's gravity-defying trick explained

Abstract:
Nevertheless, he believes that with the development of strong carbon nanotubes and silicon nanowires that could used instead of gecko hairs, a comparable adhesive could become a viable option within the next 10 years.

Peter Forbes, author of The Gecko's Foot, which examined similar applications of nanotechnology, shares Autumn's reservations: "So far, no one has managed to create great sheets of this stuff. Nanotubes are grown from vapour disposition - it's a very delicate process with high temperatures."

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