The Gecko’s Foot: Bio-Inspiration: Engineered from Nature
By Peter Forbes
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How do geckos cling to walls and ceilings? Exactly what makes spider silk so strong
and so flexible? On what biological model was self-cleaning glass developed? Insects
shouldn’t be able to fly; how do they do it? What causes iridescence? Call it
bio-inspiration or biomimicry, but call it amazing inspiration for design and materials
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