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Can Gecko Feet Help Us Clean Up Space Junk?

Can Gecko Feet Help Us Clean Up Space Junk?

There’s a crapload of debris orbiting our planet and potentially posing a hazard to our astronauts and our satellites. One estimate says there are 21,000 pieces of space junk larger than 10 centimeters, that could collide with other objects at velocities ten times faster than a bullet. How do we…

These Gloves Let You Climb A Glass Wall Like A Gecko

These Gloves Let You Climb A Glass Wall Like A Gecko

Geckos are, objectively, way better at climbing stuff than people. Our big, sweaty meat-hooks are no match for the wall-scaling optimised toe pads of a small lizard. That’s why a team at Stanford University is busy making gloves that simulate the sticky grip of the gecko.