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Lessons of the Gecko

July 28, 2006

Lessons of the Gecko
Adhesives researcher Kellar Autumn explains how the millions of tiny hairs on the gecko footpad are being studied to develop synthetic, self-cleaning adhesives for potential uses ranging from nanosurgery to aerospace applications. The lecture is related to the exhibition, Lizards & Snakes: Alive! showcasing 60+ squamates in their re-created natural habitats through January 7, 2007.