Yale - Waterloo

μ-Dusters (2016)

A gecko walks into a museum…and cleans up.

Inventing a way to bust even the smallest dust.

A new way to gather dust: Gecko feet help keep fine art clean.

How a gecko’s foot could help clean your dusty apartment.

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Gecko-inspired tool used in war against dust.

In the war against dust, a new tool inspired by geckos.

Micropillars are gentle dust busters.

In the war against dust, a new tool inspired by geckos.

Yale engineers develop a new tool to fight dust

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Lizards’ feet inspire new dust removal techniques.

 

Swap your swiffer for this dust-zapping tool inspired by lizards.

Yale engineers develop a new tool to fight dust.

 

Swap your swiffer for this dust-zapping tool inspired by lizards.

It’s gecko clean: Yale creates a tool to tackle dust.

Gecko feet inspire dust-removing micropillars.

Looking to geckos to clean works of art.

Dust and the electric gecko.

In the war against dust, a new tool inspired by geckos.

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Deco gecko: A clean touch to art.

Technology at the intersection of art, science and geckos.

Gecko Adhesion & Contact Electrification (2014)

Electrifying feet help geckos keep their grip.

Extreme liability: Electric charges keep geckos on the ceiling.

Shocking! Geckos use static electricity to stick to walls.

Gecko adhesion takes electric turn.

Geckos adhere differently than everyone thought.

Secret to adhesiveness of lizards.

Not only van der Waals forces, but electrostatic forces also play role in adhesive abilities of geckos.

Electrical charges help geckos stick.

Scientists discovered a force allowing geckos to run across walls and ceiling.

Static electricity helps geckos get a grip.

We’ve got geckos all wrong.

Geckos adhere by static electricity – but not only and not forever.

Electrical forces behind gecko’s sticky feet.

Not possible without electricity.

Can your pet help design better materials?

Geckos may use static electricity to stay sticky.

Others… (2012-present)

Polymer adhesives: Teflon made sticky.

200,000 years of practical experience: The science and technology of adhesives.