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gecko

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Stanford to Colbert: Yes, you can climb like Spider-Man

When Stephen Colbert says science has ruined Spider-Man, a Stanford engineer makes a video showing off his gecko-inspired gloves that proves the late-night TV host wrong.

By January 28, 2016

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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

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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

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Mega Tiny Corp's Zero G Nano Suction iPhone 6 case defies gravity

This upcoming iPhone 6/6 Plus case incorporates NanoSuction material that emulates the adhesive qualities of gecko feet to stick to any flat surface.

By March 30, 2015

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Hands-on Boot to Gecko: Interesting, but far from baked

The makers of Firefox have a new baby on the way, a Firefox-driven mobile OS called Boot to Gecko. CNET's Seth Rosenblatt shares his thoughts on the "Mozillaphone" after some hands-on time with the very rough, very in-development device.

By May 9, 2012

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Hands-on Mozilla's Firefox OS - Boot to Gecko

The makers of Firefox have been prepping a smartphone powered by Firefox's Gecko engine. Here's a snapshot of what Boot to Gecko looks like so far.

By May 8, 2012