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Team makes gecko-inspired adhesive bandage

<p>A flying gecko is displayed during a live reptile exhibition in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, May 19, 2007. Scientists have long admired the gecko lizard for its gravity-defying feet. Now U.S. researchers have made a waterproof bandage inspired by the sticky surface of a gecko's paws. REUTERS/Nikolay Doychinov</p>

A flying gecko is displayed during a live reptile exhibition in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, May 19, 2007. Scientists have long admired the gecko lizard for its gravity-defying feet. Now U.S. researchers have made a waterproof bandage inspired by the...more

A flying gecko is displayed during a live reptile exhibition in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, May 19, 2007. Scientists have long admired the gecko lizard for its gravity-defying feet. Now U.S. researchers have made a waterproof bandage inspired by the sticky surface of a gecko's paws. REUTERS/Nikolay Doychinov

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