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geckos

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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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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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Paleontologists find adorably chubby missing lizard link

A new species of lizard from the Late Cretaceous era links New World lizards with those from the Old World for the first time.

By August 26, 2015

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Debating the Uno Noteband's speed reading notifications on Tomorrow Daily

Using a speed reading software technology named Spritz, the Uno Noteband aims to make checking your notifications fast and simple. But there's more to this wearable than just SMS notifications, and we're going over the details on today's show.

By December 22, 2014

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Tomorrow Daily 104: 3D-printed dog legs, touchable yearbooks, cleaning up space trash and more

On today's show, we show you how 3D printing helped a dog run again and blind schoolchildren "see" their yearbook photos. Also, NASA's plan to clean up space is inspired by geckos, and the Uno Noteband's plan to use speed reading for displaying notifications.

By December 22, 2014

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DARPA is halfway to creating Spider-Man

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has been driven up a wall -- a vertical glass wall -- with new tech inspired by geckos (and probably Stan Lee).

By June 11, 2014

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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