Navigation Links
Sticky gecko feet: The role of temperature and humidity
Date:5/13/2008

Akron, Ohio, May 14, 2008 - A team of five University of Akron researchers has published the paper, Sticky gecko feet: the role of temperature and humidity in PLoS ONE, an open-access, online journal for peer-reviewed scientific and medical research.

The UA authors are Dr. Peter Niewiarowski, professor of biology; Stephanie Lopez, graduate student in biology; Liehui Ge, graduate assistant in polymer science; Emily Hagan (undergraduate REU participant, Hiram); and Dr. Ali Dhinojwala, professor of polymer science.

We tested the effect of temperature and humidity on the ability of geckos to stick to glass, expecting that neither would have a major role, says Niewiarowski. Surprisingly, we found that both temperature and humidity variation affect their ability to cling to glass.

For example, under very humid conditions, geckos stick with twice the force compared to dry conditions at low temperatures. At high temperatures, geckos stick comparatively poorly and the humidity level is less important. Previous work by other labs using isolated setae suggested that clinging ability should be insensitive to variation in both temperature and humidity. Our work with live geckos indicates a need to further explore the role of temperature and humidity on adhesion to different surfaces in both natural (geckos) and synthetic materials.


'/>"/>

Contact: Dave Russ
dwr10@uakron.edu
330-972-6477
Public Library of Science
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology technology :

1. Sticky nanotubes hold key to future technologies
2. Sticky mussels inspire biomedical engineer yet again
3. MIT creates gecko-inspired bandage
4. New adhesive mimics gecko toe hairs
5. Cardiums InnerCool Therapies Unit Announces European Commercialization Agreement for Portfolio of Temperature Modulation Systems
6. New Capillary Column From Varian, Inc. Offers Durability and Performance for High Temperature GC and GC/MS
7. Log-ic Temperature Sensor Receives EN12830 Certification
8. Biomatricas RNAstable(TM) Stabilizes RNA at Room Temperature
9. GenVault and the National Center for Forensic Science to Present Novel Technology for Room Temperature Storage of RNA
10. NIH grants $750,000 to develop device to determine temperature of neonates brain
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/10/2014)... , July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Tute ... interpretation, today announced an agreement with Lineagen, ... for Lineagen,s NextStep Dx PLUS.  Lineagen, ... and neurological disorders, currently offers FirstStep Dx ... testing service used by healthcare providers as ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... research may help in the fight against terrorism with ... quantities of explosives with the use of light and ... Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical , the researchers describe ... in concentrations as low as 6.3 ppm (parts per ... few minutes. , "Traditionally explosives detection has involved looking ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Hall effect in bilayer graphene and shown that this ... electric field. , The fractional quantum Hall effect, ... are exposed to large magnetic fields, is a striking ... behave as a single system. However, while the basic ... of this collective behavior remain not well understood, in ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... study by researchers at the University of Illinois ... mechanisms governing the interplay of spin and heat ... of ultrafast spintronic devices for data storage and ... as well as spin-angular momentum. In a typical ... is no spin current," explained David Cahill, a ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Tute Genomics Platform Selected to Provide Clinical Interpretation for Lineagen's NextStepDx PLUS Next-Generation Sequencing-Based Diagnostic Test 2Tute Genomics Platform Selected to Provide Clinical Interpretation for Lineagen's NextStepDx PLUS Next-Generation Sequencing-Based Diagnostic Test 3Tute Genomics Platform Selected to Provide Clinical Interpretation for Lineagen's NextStepDx PLUS Next-Generation Sequencing-Based Diagnostic Test 4Detecting trace amounts of explosives with light 2Columbia researchers observe tunable quantum behavior in bilayer graphene 2Columbia researchers observe tunable quantum behavior in bilayer graphene 3University of Illinois study advances limits for ultrafast nano-devices 2
... East/Africa and Canada -, COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., June ... WYE ), announced today the,appointment of Andreas ... effective immediately. In this new role, Mr. Krebs ... Pharmaceuticals, and Senior Vice,President, Wyeth., Mr. Krebs ...
... to take a more proactive approach ... assessment of drug safety information, HYDERABAD, India ... Services Ltd. (NYSE: SAY ), a leading ... that it has,formed an alliance with Sciformix Corporation, ...
... Md., June 26 Pinnacle Biologics, a private,full ... it has entered into a preferred stock purchase ... acquired certain,unspecified number of preferred stock shares of ... not disclosed., Pinnacle Biologics owns the marketing ...
Cached Biology Technology:Satyam Forms Partnership with Sciformix to Provide Comprehensive Drug Safety Management 2Satyam Forms Partnership with Sciformix to Provide Comprehensive Drug Safety Management 3Satyam Forms Partnership with Sciformix to Provide Comprehensive Drug Safety Management 4
(Date:7/11/2014)... for Bone and Mineral Research awarded Michael F. Holick, ... with the 2014 Louis V. Avioli Award. Holick, a ... internationally known for revolutionizing the understanding of vitamin D ... award honors a member of the American Society for ... bone and mineral basic research. It is named for ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) ... more effectively, they often prove that necessity is ... case recently for M. Lorna De Leoz and ... specialization of glycomics. Glycomics is the study of ... are attached to proteins and lipids and influence ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... international team of researchers, including scientists from the Max ... a reported a major step in understanding photosynthesis, the ... maintains the oxygen in its atmosphere and which is ... earth. , The researchers report the first direct ... namely the step in which a specific protein complex, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):BUSM's Michael F. Holick receives American Society for Bone and Mineral Research award 2A first direct glimpse of photosynthesis in action 2
... With fewer than a dozen flowering plants out of 300,000 ... need to tap unused plants to feed the world in ... in the Comment feature of the July 4 issue of ... and rising incomes around the world, researchers estimate that food ...
... of Toronto-based researchers may be one step closer to a ... research and therapy. Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) can ... flexibly develop into many different types of cells. However, producing ... generation are largely unknown. But researchers from the University ...
... A new study published today in the journal ... the Australian, Antarctic and Indian tectonic plates, demonstrating how ... Researchers from Royal Holloway University, The Australian National ... uncertainties on how the plates evolved and where they ...
Cached Biology News:To feed the future, we must mine the wealth of the world's seed banks today 2Toronto team ID proteins key in stem cell production 2
... GeneBLAzer cell-based assays utilize the membrane-permeant ... the negatively charged fluorescent beta-lactamase substrates, ... readily enter the cell, where cleavage ... them into their negatively charged forms, ...
1M stock solution (238mg/ml)...
Request Info...
Chicken polyclonal to ADI1 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Full length native protein (purified), corresponding to amino acids 1-179 of Human ADI1. Entrez GeneID: 55256 ...
Biology Products: