Could studying a gecko's grip lead to stickier tape?

04/2/2013 | National Geographic News

Scientists studying how geckos grip wet surfaces say the findings could help them develop adhesives that stay sticky after exposure to water. Geckos can use their sticky toes to create air pockets between their feet and the surface, allowing them to grip on. There are limitations however. Surfaces that don't get uniformly soaked -- like wet leaves -- are easier for geckos to cling onto than areas that get wet easily, like glass.

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