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Computational Tribology

Knowing the strength of adhesion

26.02.2018 tribonet 290 Views
How can flies walk on the window glass upside down? How can geckos climb walls and trees? It looks like a simple question, but it is hard to answer. The secret is that flies and geckos, and many other living […]
G. humeralis in French Guiana.Photo credit: Timothy Higham, UC Riverside.
General Topics

How Gecko Feet Got Sticky

30.06.2017 tribonet 171 Views
UC Riverside-led study offers evidence that small morphological changes can lead to large changes in function RIVERSIDE, Calif. – How do key innovations in the animal kingdom arise? To explore this question, gecko expert Timothy Higham, […]
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General Topics

Grab things like a Gecko: a new gripping system

22.05.2017 tribonet 4,799 Views
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems have developed a soft gripping system that uses differential air pressure and a gecko-inspired adhesive for exceptional bonding to three-dimensional objects. The findings […]