Spiderman gloves & more : nanotechnology enables gecko pads
biomimicry / nano surfaces

Spiderman gloves & more : nanotechnology enables gecko pads

Geckos have always been a subject of great interest for zoologists for many number of years. Few years back, this humble lizard family started captivating the minds of materials scientists and nanotechnologists due to their amazing ability stick in to number of different surfaces. It all started when scientists took a close look at gecko … Continue reading

Spider silk: nanomaterial that can stop a jumbo jet in the midflight
biomimicry / nano consumer / nanofabrication

Spider silk: nanomaterial that can stop a jumbo jet in the midflight

Mother Nature can sometimes be peculiarly amazing. She hides some of her greatest of creations in the simplest of creatures. A gecko seemingly defies the gravity with its special fingertips. Many simple insects including honey bees, navigate long distances using special nanoscale structures in their eyes. Marble berries produce the most intense blue color known … Continue reading