A Technology That Is Inspired By The Grip Of The Gecko

The flying gecko (Ptychozoon Kuhli) is a reptile widespread especially in Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia. It is capable of remaining “glued” to any vertical surface, including glass, but its legs have no glue: it is the millions of small hairs that cover its legs that exert an attraction force that scientists have been trying to recreate for years. It has been calculated that the gecko, hung upside down, could hold up to 40 kg. Luckily, it only weighs 200 grams. And if even the “sticky” legs do not work perfectly, they always have a “parachute”: the thin membranes of skin that wrap the tail the legs and the lateral parts of the body can in fact glide the small reptile to allow a landing

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