Photo: Frog-Inspired Tape Reusable, Doesn't Lose Grip



The sticky staying power of tree frogs and crickets has been harnessed in a new adhesive, a new study reports.

Unlike conventional tape, which cracks when pulled off a surface, the new adhesive has tiny channels—patterned from frog and cricket feet—that prevent cracks.

Photograph by Don Farrall/Photodisc


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