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Inside The Research That Discovered The Sticking Power Of A Gecko03:53
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Tonia Hsieh at work in her Temple University lab. (Courtesy of Temple University)
Tonia Hsieh at work in her Temple University lab. (Courtesy of Temple University)
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Scientist Tonia Hseih and her colleagues spent many hours looking through a microscope examining the minuscule hair on the feet of geckos. That's how they discovered that a gecko can hold many times its own body weight.

The scientific breakthrough helped other researchers in their quest to manufacture products with similar sticking properties.

Todd Bookman of The Pulse at Here & Now contributor WHYY reports.

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Todd Bookman, reporter for WHYY in Philadelphia. He tweets @toddbookman.

This segment aired on July 22, 2016.

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