• To climb, maybe robots need toes

    Researchers watch a gecko in action.

    At right is a close-up of the toepads of a Tokay gecko (Gekko gecko), and it has links to a few branches of science. ...

    Animals May 13, 2020
  • Watch: a gecko runs on water

    Reptile strategy could inspire swimming robot design.

    A gecko, running on water. Credit: Pauline Jennings This video illustrates a lovely example of making the best of ...

    Animals December 9, 2018
  • Large scale find

    Discovered in the ‘tsingy’ karst formations in northern Madagascar.

    Credit: F. Glaw Welcome Geckolepis megalepis to the clan, a new species of fish-scale gecko. Its Greek etymology rou...

    Biology February 7, 2017
  • Geckoes inspire light-activated sticky pads

    Simply shining UV light on a new adhesive material turns its stickiness off, reports Amy Middleton.

    Microstickers on the new material that look like mushroom-shaped pillars. When exposed to UV light, they relinquish t...

    Technology January 18, 2017
  • How a human can climb like a gecko

    Humans will be able to scale sheer glass walls – with gecko-inspired technology. By Cathal O’Conn...

    Elliot Hawkes clings to the sheer wall of glass, the ground looming vertiginously below. He reaches higher, touches t...

    Technology September 7, 2015