Gecko Feet Don’t Stick Around

This allows for weak forces between molecules, called van der Waals forces and frictional adhesion, to become strong enough to support a lizard’s weight. The tokay gecko has some 6.5 million setae, which together generate enough force “to hold up two skinny guys or one fat guy,” Gamble says. “If all the setae had full contact with the substrate, [with that amount of adhesion] you could have a Spider-Man suit.” Reconstructing feet Engineers who want to emulate the lizard’s feats will have to construct precisely designed mechanical feet. “People making gecko adhesive have just been concerned with stickiness, like flypaper,” Gamble explains. “But as soon as you want to make something move in the real world, you must know how to make it stick and unstick on different inclines and different materials and at different speeds.” Since hundreds of gecko species have adhesive toepads, it could be tough choosing one to use as a model. “If you don’t know how they’re related, you may do a lot of unnecessary work looking at every species,” Gamble continues. “But if you know how they’re grouped evolutionarily, you can compare representative species from each of the 11 groups that evolved toepads independently. Then you can figure out what characteristics lineages with toepads have in common.” The crested, or eyelash, gecko (Rhacodactylus ciliatus) is native to New Caledonia. Photo: Tony Gamble This way, he says, one can glean best practices for assembling an adhesive toepad, filter out lineages that may be redundant, and ignore traits that may be unique to just one lineage.
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Day Gecko Care – Terrarium Set Up and the Best Supplies

Hello, Frank Indiviglio here.  Gaily clad in brilliant, neon-hued colors, Day Geckos (Phelsuma spp.) are among the most desirable of all lizard pets, so here is a short article about Day Gecko care.  Many are hardy, long-lived, and relatively simple to breed…but only if they are housed in a properly-designed habitat.  Active and alert, these cautious animals fare poorly in bare enclosures, but are ideally suited for life in naturalistic, planted terrariums.  The security provided by dense plantings and well-placed branches will put Day Geckos at ease and allow you to view a wide range of fascinating behaviors.

Setting up the Terrarium

Day Geckos are highly arboreal and must have climbing opportunities.  “High-style” aquariums make fine homes.  A pair or trio of Spotted, Yellow-Throated or other small species can be kept in a 15-20 gallon aquarium.  A 30-55 gallon tank will accommodate the same number of Standing’s, Madagascar or Giant Day Geckos.  Always opt for the largest terrarium possible.

Phelsuma madagascariensis

Photo uploaded to Wikipedia Commons by Manuel Werner, Nürtingen, Germany

Day Geckos need spacious enclosures that mimic their natural habitat.  Live plants such as Pothos and Philodendron will provide visual barriers between tank-mates and a sense of security.  Rolled cork bark and hollow bamboo sections make ideal hideaways and perching sites, and should be arranged both horizontally and vertically.

Be sure to establish plenty of basking sites near heat and UVB bulbs, as dominant individuals may exclude others from these important areas.

The terrarium’s screen lid must be tightly secured with clamps.

Substrate

A mix of potting soil, cypress mulch and sphagnum moss is ideal.

Light

Day Geckos will not thrive without a source of UVB light (but some notable exceptions are known; please see article below).  Natural sunlight is best, but be aware that glass and plastic filter out UVB rays, and that fatal overheating can occur very quickly.

Your geckos should be able to bask within 6-12 inches of a high-output UVB florescent bulb; the Zoo Med 10.0  Bulb, which I have used at the Bronx and Staten Island Zoos, has been shown to out-perform other florescent models.  Mercury vapor and halogen bulbs broadcast UVB over greater distances, and emit beneficial UVA radiation as well.  Be sure to provide shaded areas.

A daytime period of 12-14 hours should be established.

Heat

Ambient temperatures of 82-88 F, with a basking spot of 90-95 F, will suit most (please post below for information on individual species).

Incandescent spotlights may be used by day; ceramic heaters or red/black reptile “night bulbs” are useful after dark.

Provide your pets with the largest home possible, so that a thermal gradient (areas of different temperatures) can be established.  Thermal gradients, critical to good health, allow reptiles to regulate their body temperature by moving between hot and cooler areas.  In small or poorly ventilated enclosures, the entire area soon takes on the basking site temperature.

Humidity

Most Day Geckos are rainforest dwellers and do best in humid surroundings.  Their terrarium should be misted at least twice daily. If your home is especially dry, consider using a small reptile fogger to raise the humidity levels in the terrarium (please see photo).t243860

Companions

Males will fight savagely and cannot be housed together. Females are territorial, and must be watched carefully. Pairs, trios (1 male, 2 females) and youngsters may co-exist in large enclosures, but be sure to check dominant individuals do not prevent others from feeding and basking.

Please check out my posts on Twitter and Facebook.  Each day, I highlight breaking research, conservation news and interesting stories concerning just about every type of animal imaginable.  I look forward to hearing about your interests and experiences as well, and will use them in articles when possible.

Please also post your questions and comments below…I’ll be sure to respond quickly. 

Thanks, until next time,

Frank Indiviglio

Further Reading

Keeping Day Geckos without a UVB Source

Gecko Overview

Leopard Gecko Care – The Ideal Gecko Terrarium – a Zookeeper’s Thoughts

Hello, Frank Indiviglio here.  Leopard Geckos (Eublepharis macularius) possess distinct personalities, accept handling, are easy to breed, do not require UVB radiation and are content with modestly-sized terrariums – surely as close to a “perfect reptile pet” as one can imagine.  However, while some have reached ages of 20+ years, Leopard Geckos will not thrive if their specific needs are not met.  Drawing from my work with this and related species at the Bronx and Staten Island Zoos, today I’ll describe the type of captive habitat these fascinating lizards require, and some useful products that will help you excel in Leopard Gecko care.  I’m also hoping to publish a revised edition of a book I’ve written on Leopard Geckos…I’ll try to include any interesting observations you might post below.

Male leopard gecko

Uploaded to Wikipedia Commons by MKGeckos

Natural History

Understanding an animal’s natural history is a critical first step in successful captive care and breeding.

The Leopard Gecko is found in southeastern Afghanistan, western India, Pakistan, Iraq, and Iran, where it frequents desert fringes and arid grasslands. Its habitat is characterized by sand, gravel, rocks, tough grasses and low shrubs (please see photo).  In the course of the year, temperatures may range from 41-104 F. Please see the article linked below for further information on Leopard Geckos in the wild.

Setting up the Terrarium

Leopard Geckos will do fine in simple homes, but naturalistic terrariums landscaped with rocks, driftwood and live plants make for stunning displays.  Aloes, Ox Tongue, Snake Plants and other arid-adapted species, all readily available, may be used to decorate Leopard Gecko terrariums.

 Leopard Geckos are not overly-active (by lizard standards) but should be given as much room as possible.  A single adult will get by in a 10-15 gallon aquarium, but a 20 gallon (long style) is preferable.  A 30-55 gallon terrarium will accommodate a pair or trio.

Leopard Geckos are ground-dwelling, but will utilize rocks and stout driftwood.  Rocks and other heavy objects should always be placed on the terrarium’s floor, not on the substrate, so that lizards cannot tunnel below and be crushed.

Several hide boxes or caves should be provided, preferably on both the cooler and warmer sides of the terrarium.  Please see “Humidity” and “Temperature” below for further information. 

As air flow is important for animals that are native to arid habitats, your terrarium should be equipped with a screen top.

Arid Scrb

Uploaded to Wikipedia Commons by Ton Rulkens

Substrate

Sand has long been used as a substrate for adult geckos in zoos and private collections, and I’ve not had any problems with it in either setting.  However, impactions due to swallowed sand are sometimes reported, and most pet keepers prefer to err on the side of caution.  Large gravel and stones, of a size that cannot be swallowed, are a good alternative.  You can mix in some dry grass to simulate a semi-desert environment.  If you do choose to add sand, it is best to provide food in large bowls, or in a separate enclosure, so that ingestion is limited.

Hatchlings are clumsy hunters, and tend to swallow sand.  Newspapers, paper towels or washable cage liners should be used until their skills improve.  Adults may also be kept in this manner if you prefer.

Light

Nocturnal lizards such as Leopard Geckos absorb Vitamin D3 from their diet, and do not need a UVB light source.

Heat

The ambient air temperature should range from 78-88 F.  A ceramic heater or red/black reptile “night bulb” (these will also enable you to observe your gecko after dark) can be used to maintain these temperatures at night.  A below-tank heat mat or bulb should be positioned so that one corner of the tank is warmer (to 88 F) that the rest.

Large enclosures are necessary if a thermal gradient (areas of different temperatures) is to be established.  Thermal gradients, critical to good health, allow lizards to regulate their body temperature by moving from hot to cooler areas.

Head, young male

Uploaded to Wikipedia Commons by Pop77o7

Humidity

Low humidity and a dry substrate should be maintained.  However, shedding problems will be likely if a cave stocked with moist sphagnum moss is not provided.  A dry hiding spot should also be available.

Companions

Leopard Geckos are solitary and best housed alone.  Females and youngsters may co-exist, but dominant individuals may prevent others from feeding.  Males will fight viciously and cannot be kept together.  Pairs may get along in a large terrarium, but close monitoring is the rule.

Feeding

Too many pet Leopard Geckos are fed diets comprised solely of crickets and mealworms, and as a result rarely live as long as they otherwise might.  The overuse of pink mice is another common mistake.  Please see this article  for information on providing a proper diet, and be sure to post any questions below.

Please check out my posts on Twitter  and Facebook.   Each day, I highlight breaking research, conservation news and interesting stories concerning just about every type of animal imaginable.  I look forward to hearing about your interests and experiences as well, and will use them in articles when possible.

Please also post your questions and comments below…I’ll be sure to respond quickly. 

Thanks, until next time,

Frank Indiviglio

 

Further Reading

Leopard Geckos in the Wild

Breeding Leopard Geckos

The Day In Photos | New York Post

Reuters New South Wales Premier Mike Baird speaks at a press conference after the siege at a Sydney, Australia, cafe ended. Reuters US soldiers train in a pulliup competition in Laghman, Afghanistan. Reuters President Barack Obama returns to the White House. Reuters A polar bear plays in a La Fleche, France, zoo. AFP / Getty A sea turtle gets a snack at the Sea Life London Aquarium. Getty Horses clear a fence at a Plumpton, England, racetrack. Getty People run from the Lindt Cafe in Sydney, Australia.
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Forget The Gossip, These Are The Lessons Of The Sony Hack – Businessweek

Forget the Gossip, These Are the Lessons of the Sony Hack

14, Boies warned that if media companies fail to comply and continue to publish stolen information, Sony will have no choice but to hold you responsible for any damage or loss. In court, Sony would face an uphill battle to stop dissemination of material of public concern, but it might have a better chance at trying to limit the verbatim publication of content covered by copyright law. Does Sony have a legal leg to stand on? Probably not, at least as to most of the information that media outlets would want to publish, Eugene Volokh, a First Amendment scholar at UCLA School of Law, wrote on his blog.
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TBS Orders Fatherhood Comedy Pilot From Broken Lizard Quartet | Deadline

TBS has been overhauling its original scripted slate, recently canceling Men At Work and Sullivan And Son after three seasons whileordering three pilots:Wrecked;a family vacation show from Daily Show with Jon Stewart correspondents Jason Jones and Samantha Bee ; and Quality Time. Recent Comments
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British Fashion Awards Fug Carpet: Rihanna – Go Fug Yourself: Because Fugly Is The New Pretty

iNTERFACEWARE Redefines Healthcare Analytics in the Big Impact of Small Data Executive Seminar Tour

Small Data Executive Series

Because this isnt an actual real outfit, right? This is an exotic dancer whose boyfriend walked in during her performance and angrily grabbed a jacket from a nearby limo driver, andcarried her outside and is now begging her to explain why shetold him she was a law student (the answer: She knew he wouldnt understand; she came from NOTHING, and she has to pay her tuition, and she suspected he wouldnt be able to see the brain behind her pasties AND SHE WAS RIGHT). So, its basicallyDancing at the Blue Iguana,but with Showgirl-style histrionics, on a Lifetime budget. Sponsored by LEggs. In short, its a grab-bag of things that shouldnt go together, so well all just look at her face and blot out the rest.
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Killing of young iguana hunter underscores lack of accountability for private security forces | Fox News

It is about tapping into the data flowing through the various clinical and administrative systems, typically via the integration engine, and extracting the most relevant information for measuring KPIs. The ability to collect, analyze and use Small Data has already helped many of iNTERFACEWAREs hospital clients increase profits, evaluate operational quality measures and meet Meaningful Use objectives. The company so firmly believes in democratizing healthcare data that a multi-state tour for The Big Impact of Small Data has been planned. The complimentary lunch-time series, which kicks-off in early 2015, is intended for CIOs, CTOs and IT Directors, and will feature success stories from hospital CIOs along with presentations exploring how to harness Small Data to create dashboards for monitoring KPIs. The event stops include: Florida, Idaho, Pennsylvania, New York, North Carolina and Ohio.
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The 26 Best Drinks in Jacksonville – Yahoo Finance

Visit Downtown Jacksonville’s The Volstead, a speakeasy style bar that feels like a trip back to the 1920’s, and enjoy a Baked Apple Sazerac, a glorious medley of apple, cinnamon, Bulleit Rye, moonshine, and a touch of absinthe, and treat yourself to a Leaving Amazon at Moxie Kitchen and Cocktails in The Markets at Town Center and experience an energizing mix of Veev Acai Spirit, grapefruit, homemade jalapeno simple syrup, grapefruit juice, and lemon zest. Whether you prefer classy cocktails or craft beers — we have seven breweries in town — Jacksonville’s nightlife scene is the right place to explore to get your drink fix! Here are the Top 26 Drinks that should not be missed while visiting Jacksonville (organized by neighborhood, you can later organize them by taste after trying them out!): Downtown 1.Dos Gatos: Stolen Fish 2.The Volstead: Baked Apple Sazerac 3.Mark’s: Blue Long Island 4.River City Brewing Company: Red Rooster Ale Riverside 5.Intuition Ale Works: I-10 IPA 6.Bold City Brewery: Dukes Cold Nose Brown Ale 7.Black Sheep Rooftop Bar: Dusty Boot 8.The Blind Rabbit: Drunken Rabbit 9.Lola’s Burrito Joint: Chupa-Me-Chupa Margarita Avondale 11.The Brick: Mango Mojito 12.Mojo no.4 BBQ and Whiskey Bar: The Drunken Cucumber San Marco 13.The Grape and Grain Exchange: Old Fashion 14.Bar X at Bistro AIX: The Bridge of Bardot 15.Aardwolf Brewing Company: Stormageddon 16.Sidecar: Tending Rabbit 17.Taverna: The Salty Dog 18.Bb’s: Moscow Mule 19.Flying Iguana: Spice of Life 20.Lemon Bar: Rum Runner 21.Pete’s Bar:White Russian 22.Azurea Lounge: The Ocean Jacksonville Beach 23.Casa Marina Penthouse Lounge: Key Lime Martini 24.Taco Lu: Pinarita 25.Moxie Kitchen and Cocktails: Leaving Amazon 26.Ovinte: DB9 Cheers! Now it’s your turn to try them (responsibly) and enjoy Jacksonville’s vibrant nightlife. To check out where to find each cocktail go to www.pinterest.com/visitjax/26-best-drinks-in-jax/ .
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Rihanna British Fashion Awards

She recalled that he promised to care for her. The company, she said, helped her go to a hospital for treatment of her diabetes and bought her medicine.
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Killing Of Guatemalan Hunter Likely To Go Unsolved – Abc News

The 26 Best Drinks in Jacksonville – Yahoo Finance

A witness who said he saw the shooting recanted. In a country that averages some 100 homicides a week, the killing barely drew headlines and public attention moved on. The case of Ramirez, whose body was found outside the ZacapaEx plantation in March 2013, reveals just how convoluted security and justice have become in Guatemala , where private guards outnumber police 5-to-1, and the soaring crime rate is married with shocking levels of impunity. Those with means buy protection the state cannot provide, those without take matters into their own hands. “You don’t call the police. You don’t call 911. You deal with it yourself,” said Frank Moseley, a private security analyst based in Guatemala. Ramirez, a young corn farmer with a pregnant girlfriend and toddler son had set off with his two brothers-in-law that Sunday, a slingshot in his pocket for hunting. They left the trash-strewn arroyo where the family lives to search for food ?
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Guatemala Private Policing Victim

Made from only the freshest of ingredients, with refreshing juices, invigorating flavors and crisp lip-smacking goodness these locally made beer and cocktails are sure to impress. Delight in the Stolen Fish at Dos Gatos, Jacksonville’s genuine cocktail lounge, where a blend of vodka, muddled sweet basil, grapefruit juice, and a lemon twist make up this refreshing and zingy treat. Visit Downtown Jacksonville’s The Volstead, a speakeasy style bar that feels like a trip back to the 1920’s, and enjoy a Baked Apple Sazerac, a glorious medley of apple, cinnamon, Bulleit Rye, moonshine, and a touch of absinthe, and treat yourself to a Leaving Amazon at Moxie Kitchen and Cocktails in The Markets at Town Center and experience an energizing mix of Veev Acai Spirit, grapefruit, homemade jalapeno simple syrup, grapefruit juice, and lemon zest. Whether you prefer classy cocktails or craft beers — we have seven breweries in town — Jacksonville’s nightlife scene is the right place to explore to get your drink fix! Here are the Top 26 Drinks that should not be missed while visiting Jacksonville (organized by neighborhood, you can later organize them by taste after trying them out!): Downtown 1.Dos Gatos: Stolen Fish 2.The Volstead: Baked Apple Sazerac 3.Mark’s: Blue Long Island 4.River City Brewing Company: Red Rooster Ale Riverside 5.Intuition Ale Works: I-10 IPA 6.Bold City Brewery: Dukes Cold Nose Brown Ale 7.Black Sheep Rooftop Bar: Dusty Boot 8.The Blind Rabbit: Drunken Rabbit 9.Lola’s Burrito Joint: Chupa-Me-Chupa Margarita Avondale 11.The Brick: Mango Mojito 12.Mojo no.4 BBQ and Whiskey Bar: The Drunken Cucumber San Marco 13.The Grape and Grain Exchange: Old Fashion 14.Bar X at Bistro AIX: The Bridge of Bardot 15.Aardwolf Brewing Company: Stormageddon 16.Sidecar: Tending Rabbit 17.Taverna: The Salty Dog 18.Bb’s: Moscow Mule 19.Flying Iguana: Spice of Life 20.Lemon Bar: Rum Runner 21.Pete’s Bar:White Russian 22.Azurea Lounge: The Ocean Jacksonville Beach 23.Casa Marina Penthouse Lounge: Key Lime Martini 24.Taco Lu: Pinarita 25.Moxie Kitchen and Cocktails: Leaving Amazon 26.Ovinte: DB9 Cheers! Now it’s your turn to try them (responsibly) and enjoy Jacksonville’s vibrant nightlife. To check out where to find each cocktail go to www.pinterest.com/visitjax/26-best-drinks-in-jax/ . For more info go to: http://bit.ly/1rcraof . About Visit Jacksonville Visit Jacksonville is a nonprofit marketing organization contracted by the Duval County Tourist Development Council (TDC) to champion the growth of business and leisure tourism in Northeast Florida.
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Ranpo Kitan: Game Of Laplace Anime Announced With Seiji Kishi, Lerche – News – Anime News Network

The series is being produced for the 50th anniversary since Edogawa’s passing.
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Jolla’s $1m Assault On The Tablet Market: Is The World Ready For A New Kind Of Slate? – Yahoo News

Jolla gives first look at Sailfish OS as it plans assault on Google, Apple app stores

“We are going to be able to provide probably the best multitasking experience on any device,” Dillon says. “It used to be the hope of Windows that people would be doing many things at once, but in fact on most devices, even desktops and laptops, people are just switching tasks most of the time.” Jolla’s solution has been building a gesture-based OS that shows all running apps in one single view. Applications are left open to enable interaction with more than one at a time and can be controlled from the multitasking view.
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Shia Labeouf Continuing Treatment As Part Of Plea Deal | Page Six

Do you know who I am? At the precinct, the cops had to put a facemask on the actor when he began spitting at them. LeBeoufs wild antics were preceded by a visit to New Yorks Iguana Club, where he downed four strawberry margaritas. This wasnt a first for the former child star. He was caught on video head-butting a man during a bar brawl in London last January.
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Killing of young iguana hunter underscores lack of accountability for private security forces | Fox News

The YouTuber who “puts words into other people’s mouths” is responsible for some of the funniest parodies of pop culture and politics that we’ve ever seen, and every new blockbuster is a playground for their hilariously fertile imagination. (They famously recast Game of Thrones as a comedy set in a medieval theme park .) Their latest is another stab at the Hunger Games franchise, and Catching Fire definitely gives them plenty of material, from virtually every scene Woody Harrelson’s Haymitch is in (“Were you tokin’ on one of my good cigarettes?” he asks Katniss and Peeta at one point) to extended duets between Katniss and Gale. The clip has been viewed more than 3.5 million times since its upload three days ago.
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Bad Lip Reading of Hunger Games: Catching Fire : People.com

It didn’t end there. A week after charges were dropped, Carranza was patrolling the perimeter of the melon farm when he was shot to death by a man passing by on a motorcycle. Like Ramirez’s death, his killing remains unsolved although a representative of the Gevas security company suggested responsibility lies with friends of Ramirez and his brothers-in-law, whom she described as “criminals.” “An innocent had to pay for something he didn’t do,” said Alba Rosa Asturias, Gevas’ legal representative.
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Mercedes ‘green Monster’ G63 Amg Rumors | Digital Trends

From Operation Blessing to The Lizard Guy: Your community photos, November 2014 | NJ.com

But dont worry: its not a ferocious mutated lizard, or even a radioactive giant wearing lederhosen; its just the pet name for a new Mercedes SUV that may be hitting production soon. Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG, was recently asked by Australian news site Car Advice if the Stuttgart-based brand would make a hardcore four-wheeled version of the G63 AMG 66 , and he responded with brevity fit for a meme. Soon. As you can see, a retooled version of the standard G63 AMG has been spotted testing recently, and it looks to have borrowed many of the apocalypse-approved features from its intense six-wheeled cousin. It also wears obscuring camo over the bodywork and a lime green top half, hence the spooky moniker. Those enhancements include widened fenders and raised suspension, with all-terrain rims and tires to match. The exact ground clearance measurement is unknown at this time, but the 66 version boasts 18.11 inches of room between ground and bodywork. Powertrain specifications are still under lock and key as well, but the 66 relative equipped Mercedes stout 5.5-liter biturbo V8 that produces 537 horsepower. The Green Monster will likely fit the same powertrain, but a naturally aspirated V8 with 323 hp is available as well. Related: Zetros 2733 Mercedes 66 provides luxury in any environment even a zombie apocalypse It wouldnt be a G-Wagen without ridiculous levels of comfort, and the six-wheeled G63 AMG proves that with designo leather and Alcantara upholstery, heated and ventilated individual seats, and a digital TV.
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Mercedes Green Monster

Its pretty exhilarating. Each handheld pad is covered in 24 adhesive tiles, and the tiles themselves are covered with tiny jagged polymers, each polymer structure being the length of about half the diameter of a human hair. The pads on the devices are then connected to degressive springs, which get less rigid the more they are extended. These springs allow for force to be spread evenly across the adhesive pads and the polymers to flatten as they grip a surface. When the pad first touches the surface, only the tips touch, so its not sticky, said co-author Eric Eason, a graduate student at Stanford. But when the load is applied, and the wedges turn over and come into contact with the surface, that creates the adhesion force. To turn off the adhesive, a user simply needs to release pressure from the pads and they become less sticky. It can attach and detach with very little wasted energy, Eason said.
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Gecko-Inspired Climbing System Allows You To Scale Walls Like A Lizard – Technology News – redOrbit

The series is being produced for the 50th anniversary since Edogawa’s passing.
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Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace Anime Announced With Seiji Kishi, Lerche – News – Anime News Network

Flip through our digitalscrapbook of schoolsubmitted photos. Have a photo you’d like to submit? Send it to [email protected] . Please include a caption with names of those included. Do you have an upcoming public event that you’d like included in our community calendar? Go tonj.com/myevent.
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Van Der Waals Force Re-measured

IMAGE: This gecko has good sticking power thanks to the van der Waals force. Click here for more information. More room to manoeuvre leads to stronger bonds What is the reason for the superlinear increase? The van der Waals force, to put it simply, emerges due to the displacement of electrons in the shells of atoms and molecules, caused by quantum fluctuations, which leads to a weak electrical attraction. In the case of larger molecules, more atoms are involved as each of these molecules also comprises more atoms. And on top of this, each and every atom contributes more strongly.
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Killing Of Guatemalan Hunter Likely To Go Unsolved – Abc News

Salt-N-Pepa Still Got It! See the Hip-Hop Duo Push It in Hilarious Commercial for Geico | E! Online

Ramirez, a young corn farmer with a pregnant girlfriend and toddler son had set off with his two brothers-in-law that Sunday, a slingshot in his pocket for hunting. They left the trash-strewn arroyo where the family lives to search for food ? fat, green iguanas. ZacapaEx is one of the large farms producing melons that locals proudly tout as the sweetest in all of Central America.
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Guatemala Private Policing Victim

And even though the gang has stayed out of the public eye, recent viral videos have kept fans pushing it wherever they go. Earlier this year, a group of animals including bears, monkeys and even elephant goats became Internet sensations after dancing to the number one hit. And who can forget the husband who secretly recorded his wife rapping to Salt-N-Pepa’s hit “None of Your Business.” “My wife is THE most beautiful human being I know and I absolutely adore the moments I get to watch her being herself,” the proud husband shared online. “Don’t be shy people, say you love your loved ones, treasure the little moments and don’t worry if people are judging you!” So you won’t judge us if we watch this Geico commercial the rest of the day? Perfect!
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