Gecko's Secret of ‘Stickiness’ Ability Revealed

August 13, 2014 2:57 PM

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Gecko's Secret of ‘Stickiness’ Ability Revealed

Oregon State University researchers have discovered the secret behind geckos' ability to stick to surfaces: toe hairs.

Geckos can turn these sticky follicles off and on based on the consistency of the surface upon which they sit.

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