• The reason it was so challenging to mimic for large animals is due to the law of physics called the square cube law, which pretty much says that the bigger you get, the more volume you must have in relation to your surface area
  • Eric Eason, a physicist at Stanford who helped develop these new gloves, points out that geckos sticky pads are actually inefficient—only a small fraction of the pad ever touches a flat surface, and their weight is rather unevenly distributed across it
  • he gloves will not work in the rain, and need a relatively flat surface to function. The adhesive material tends to accumulate dirt during use, reducing their effectiveness over time

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