Watching a gecko's pupils contract and dilate is weirdly satisfying

Most animals contract and dilate their pupils depending on the light available around them. Geckos are no exception but unlike other species the difference between those two stages are much more dramatic. They go from having cute round pupils in low light to evil narrow slits when it's too bright. » 8/11/14 7:49pm 8/11/14 7:49pm

Gecko Tape Could Mean Spider-Man Climbing Suits

A new material relies on millions of tiny plastic fibers that can grip solids as the fabric slides across them, then quickly release those objects when pulled away vertically. The technology is based on the anatomy of a spider's gecko's foot, and may be used for things like hanging art on a wall, or wrapping a broken… » 2/04/08 6:45pm 2/04/08 6:45pm