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This gecko in an AT-AT costume is ready to take on the Rebels

It could be hard to root for the good guys when the Empire is represented by an adorable gecko dressed up as an AT-AT walker.

By November 17, 2015


Tiny gecko-inspired robot pulls 100 times its weight

Technically Incorrect: Engineers at Stanford build little robots with big pulling power, using a design inspired by a real animal.

By April 26, 2015


Gecko-inspired adhesive lets you climb walls

Mechanical engineers at Stanford University have developed a substance that mimics gecko toes. Not just for scaling walls in Spiderman-like fashion, the adhesive could help clean up space debris and be used on automobile assembly lines.CNET's Sumi Das visits the research lab where it was created to learn how it works.

By February 25, 2015


Russian space-sex gecko experiment fails

A mission to learn about the sex life of geckos in orbit took a bad turn when what should have been heaven in space turned into a reptilian tragedy.

By September 2, 2014


Google buys Gecko Design for X projects

The product-design firm will be put to work on some of Google's most "cutting edge" projects.

By August 22, 2014


Firefox finally launches for the iPhone and iPad

Mozilla's browser is now available for folks on Apple's mobile operating system, but it's going up against the tried and true Safari.

By November 12, 2015


Can a gecko stick to Teflon? Science finds the answer

Researchers at the University of Akron have done some experiments to see how geckos fare against Teflon — with surprising results.

By April 27, 2014


Meet the soul-sucking 'Dementor' wasp

A wasp that leaves its victims helplessly uncoordinated before dragging them away gets named after the paralyzing apparitions from the "Harry Potter" series.

By May 28, 2015


Mozilla overhauls Firefox smartphone plan to focus on quality, not cost

After its $25 phones fail to dent the dominance of Google and Apple, the Firefox backer will try to compete using technological superiority -- and maybe by adding key Android apps, too.

By May 22, 2015


Humans act out the best cat videos, courtesy of VW

Technically Incorrect: A new VW ad offers humans a taste of what it would be like if they were viral heroes. Well, you have to sell cars somehow.

By April 27, 2015