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Think Gecko Skin is Sticky? Think Again!

posted: 03/30/15
by: Discovery.com Staff
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From Discovery News

Geckos may have the ability to stick to walls, but it seems that not much sticks to them.

The skin of the box-patterned gecko (Lucasium sp.) is able to prevent the adhesion of everything from household liquids to dirt and bacteria, according to new research. The skin also exhibited self-cleaning properties.

This discovery may have important implications for the design of medical implants, self-cleaning hospital surfaces and even water filters.

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