The research conducted by the
Greaney said that it was the minimal amount of energy expended in the whole process, as a gecko could race across a ceiling with millions of little hairy contact points on its feet turning sticky and non-sticky in a precisely integrated process.
Geckos' feet are, by default, non-sticky, but the stickiness can be activated by a small shear force to produce this surprisingly tough form of adhesion.
The study is published in the
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