Why is this Gecko the symbol of our Industry?
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have been mimicking the sticky quality of geckos’ feet to produce a new type of adhesive they see commercial promise in.
The creature's feet are covered with billions of microscopic hairs that can tightly bound with walls and ceillings, yet peel back off again easily. They have created a reusable adhesive based on the gecko's grip, and it has attracted attention from many industries in part because of its self-cleaning capabilities.
The gecko has “this amazing ability to walk through dirt, and in about a half-dozen steps the dirt will come off and it’ll be sticking again, just about as good as new”, the researchers say. Nature is showing the way for innovation and sustainability, wich caracterizes our industry.