Reply to post: Re: Sounds like geckos' feet

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Frumious Bandersnatch Silver badge

Re: Sounds like geckos' feet

Gecko feet exploit the van der Waals force. As far as I can tell this is different from an electrostatic force as mentioned in the article. This looks to be more like how vinyl "L" plates for sticking inside car windows can stick to the glass without adhesive. I *think* that's an example of electrostatic attraction, at any rate.

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