Remember way back, when we first started related interesting nanotechnologies of note, and there was a short story on the gecko’s ability to walk on walls? (Here’s a hint: go read this story). Well, they’re back!
Earlier this week, the NPR show Marketplace did a story on the research currently being done to study the gecko’s ability to climb walls and ceilings by using nano-hairs on its feet to create new adhesives that are strong and reusable. Its a fun story to listen to and is a good reminder of the things that are already out there in nature making use of nanomaterials that may have other uses in our lives. Sometimes the best idea is right in front of us in nature. Enjoy!