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Robots inspired by geckos

Scientists are mimicking the mini-reptiles' natural gifts in high tech ways.

By Mar. 27, 2008


Texting sheep collar protects ewe from wolf attack

Sheep could soon don heartbeat-monitoring collars that text shepherds to warn of wolf attack. No, really.

By Aug. 6, 2012


Lizard-inspired robots to the rescue

Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley draw inspiration from lizards and geckos to develop Tailbot, a new robot that can be used in search-and-rescue missions.

By Jan. 5, 2012


DASH robot learns cockroach escape trick

UC Berkeley mini-robot can run up to a ledge, grab it, and swing underneath, evading your swats.

By Jun. 9, 2012


Sticky gecko feet inspire new medical bandage

Scientists have designed a new medical bandage that uses technology inspired by geckos' sticky feet. The technology works on a nanoscale level, providing a real-world application for the often-abstract concepts of nanotechnology.

By Feb. 26, 2008


MIT concocts the waterproof bandage

Millions of little rubber stumps hold this bandage on through wet conditions.

By Feb. 22, 2008


Suction cups mount your camera to your car hood

For those action shots, Delkin's Fat Gecko can be used to attach a camera to a car hood or even airplane window.

By Mar. 3, 2009


The holy grail of adhesives?

A gecko-inspired adhesive from a University of Massachusetts research team can hold up to 700 pounds on a sheet the size of an index card.

By Mar. 23, 2012


E-notes: Like Post-its, only reusable

E-notes use tactile and flexible electronic paper technology and are powered by a solar captor.

By Oct. 28, 2008


The 404 711: Where, well, that just happened (podcast)

Jeff is back from honeymooning in Hawaii, and it feels really good now that The 404 is complete again. Follow along with the slideshow as Jeff tells us about his trip!

By Nov. 17, 2010