Photo: Gecko, Mussel Powers Combined in New Sticky Adhesive



Two of nature's greatest clingers—the gecko and the mussel—hang suspended from a platform.

Scientists are working on a new adhesive called "geckel" that combines the staying power of both animals.

Photograph courtesy H. Lee, W. Lim & A.J. Kane/Nature


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