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posted by janrinok on Tuesday April 29 2014, @11:21PM   Printer-friendly [Skip to comment(s)]
from the remember-kids-do-not-throw-mr-gecko-too-hard dept.

If you throw a gecko at Teflon, will he stick? University of Akron researchers found the answer.

That little lizard that has become so effective selling car insurance - the gecko - can climb across glass windows and across the ceiling. You knew that, right? The science of that ability has intrigued researchers at the University of Akron for several years because it has so much potential for application in such areas as construction materials and medicine. They're so intrigued, they're asking tougher questions of the 50 little lizards kept in two labs at the Auburn Science Center. "OK, buddy, how about this one: Can you walk on Teflon?"

The answer: "Not very well." The popular DuPont nonstick product not only resists cheese omelets, but it also presented a significant challenge to the hairy toes of the gecko.

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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by Valkor on Tuesday April 29 2014, @11:34PM

    by Valkor (4253) on Tuesday April 29 2014, @11:34PM (#37919)

    That depends on how hard you throw the gecko...

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  • (Score: 5, Funny) by Angry Jesus on Tuesday April 29 2014, @11:35PM

    by Angry Jesus (182) on Tuesday April 29 2014, @11:35PM (#37920)

    > If You Throw a Gecko at Teflon, Will He Stick?

    If it does stick, it means it's ready to eat.

    • (Score: 3, Funny) by Thexalon on Wednesday April 30 2014, @02:43AM

      by Thexalon (636) on Wednesday April 30 2014, @02:43AM (#37957)

      And if not, it's time to answer another age-old question, namely Will It Blend?

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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by starcraftsicko on Wednesday April 30 2014, @12:07AM

    by starcraftsicko (2821) on Wednesday April 30 2014, @12:07AM (#37928) Journal

    -. Open laboratory (lah.BORE.uh.to.REE).
    1. Conduct various experiments:
                If we throw (animal - x) at (hard surface - y) will it (bounce/stick/splat)?
    2. ??????
    3. Profit!!!!

    We could have an article per day?
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    No animals were hurt (much) in this experiment.

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    by Tom (4259) <{tom} {at} {lemuria.org}> on Wednesday April 30 2014, @02:38PM (#38124) Homepage

    Video or it didn't happen...

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  • (Score: 1) by Kromagv0 on Wednesday April 30 2014, @03:18PM

    by Kromagv0 (1825) on Wednesday April 30 2014, @03:18PM (#38142) Homepage

    What about testing them on Diamond Like Carbon [wikipedia.org]?

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  • (Score: 1) by fadrian on Wednesday April 30 2014, @06:29PM

    by fadrian (3194) on Wednesday April 30 2014, @06:29PM (#38204) Homepage

    Will it blend [willitblend.com]?

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