A team of scientists have used a scanning electron microscope to make a detailed examination of the foot of a jumping spider that could lead to Post-it® notes that still stick even if wet and greasy...
http://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=814 | 6 May 2004
Whether it's driving on icy roads, rock climbing, or getting a better grip
on a bat, the science of friction and adhesion plays a role-large and small-in
many human activities. In a new...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=11888 | 4 Jun 2009
A UK scientist has discovered clumps of previously-unreported
callus hairs growing in the flesh of mature apples of Fuji and
closely-related varieties, which may have storage implications...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=6150 | 26 Mar 2008
Engineering researchers have crafted a flat surface that refuses to get wet.
Water droplets skitter across it like ball bearings tossed on ice.
The inspiration? Not wax. Not glass. Not even...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=16164 | 25 Feb 2010
In a discovery with applications ranging from hair dyeing to electronic sensors to development of materials with improved properties, scientists are reporting the first synthesis of gold nanoparticles...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=26126 | 7 Dec 2012
By Gary Thomas
Mercury is one of the toxic ingredients present in effluent discharge from industries which when dumped into water bodies, finds its way into marine life like fish and finally ends up...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=25528 | 11 Sep 2012
Geckos are remarkable in their ability to scurry up vertical
surfaces and even move along upside down. Their feet stick but only
temporarily, coming off of surfaces again and again like a sticky...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=4501 | 19 Jul 2007
A Stanford mechanical engineer is using the biology of a gecko's sticky foot to create a robot that climbs. In the same way the small reptile can scale a wall of slick glass, the Stickybot can climb...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=19230 | 27 Aug 2010
Researchers at the University
of California, Berkeley, are continuing their march toward creating a synthetic,
gecko-like adhesive, one sticky step at a time. Their latest milestone is the...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=7558 | 10 Sep 2008
The race for the best "gecko foot" dry adhesive got a new competitor
this week with a stronger and more practical material reported in the journal
Science by a team of researchers...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=8050 | 10 Oct 2008