Feats of strength begin a lizard's day
...als known to mark dawn and dusk through visual displays, rather than the much better known chirping, tweeting, and other sounding off by birds, frogs, geckos
Ord studied four species of Jamaican forest lizard: Anolis lineatopus , Anolis sagrei , Anolis grahami , and Anolis opalinus . Fe...
New family of gecko discovered by researchers from the U of Minnesota and Villanova University
...scovered a new family of gecko, the charismatic large-eyed lizard popularized by car insurance commercials.
Scientists have long been interested in geckos
and their evolution because they are key biodiversity indicators and are found on nearly every continent. Researchers are also interested in the gecko...
...t the Mpala Research Center in Kenya between 2004 and 2007, the author of the report, Robert M. Pringle of Stanford University, found that Kenya dwarf geckos
(Lygodactylus keniensis) showed a strong preference for trees which had been damaged by browsing elephants (Loxodontia africana). In fact, the local ...
Sticky questions tackled in gecko research
... Calgary biologist who is trying to figure out how geckos
can cling to virtually any surface, including glass.
Unlike most creatures, geckos
dont use sticky secretions to help them hang on, i...logy. Its one of the only studies to look at how a geckos
unique toe pads enable it to move through its natu...
US-French research team to barcode an entire ecosystem
...funded by the Moore Foundation, which tested the feasibility of such a large undertaking. That project was limited to genetic barcoding of the fishes, geckos
and selected insects.
In the spirit of leaving no stone unturned, larvae and contents of animals' guts will be fair game in the full project. "We'l...
Acoustics World Wide press room now open
Joseph D. Warren, Stony Brook University
LIZARD EARS AND ANCESTRAL HEARING
Learning how geckos
hear as the sound travels not only from outside to in, but across their mouth cavities.
Catherine Carr, University of Maryland
Geckos: It's not always about sex
... Australian Bynoe's gecko. This line of all-female geckos
doesn't need sex or a male to reproduce and, contrary to expectations, these "Wonder Woman" geckos
can run farther and faster than their sexually rep...y of Melbourne in Australia. Kearney's interest in geckos
started during his undergraduate years in Australi...
New angle on gecko research
are very adept at climbing through difficult terra... in mimicking it for application to robotics."
have long been known for their remarkable abilitie... This study adds a new angle to previous research: geckos
must be on an incline in order to trigger the depl...
Sticky gecko feet: The role of temperature and humidity
...fect of temperature and humidity on the ability of geckos
to stick to glass, expecting that neither would ha...ass.
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 ...
'Sticky nanotubes' hold key to future technologies
...ecisely how the tubes adhere to each other could lead to a method for dispersing them.
The findings also promise to help researchers understand how geckos
are able to stick to surfaces, a trait that could translate into practical uses for industrial and military applications.
Tiny branching hairs call...
Using nanotech to make Robocops
...orce they share. Van der Waals is the weak attraction that molecules have for one another when they are brought close together, used, for example, by geckos
when they stick to a ceiling.