The Gecko: Mother Nature’s Ninja

I was watching TV with Donovan, Modern  Marvels to be exact and they had a short segment about Gecko’s and how their feet are the holy grail of climbing devices. They featured Stanford’s Sticky Bot (here’s a YouTube clip), which gets its ability to scale walls and other smooth surfaces through Directional Adhesion. Directional Adhesion … Read more

Alas; I have found my way home….

The prodigal son returns. Maybe a tad on the dramatical side, but so what. Texas seems pretty cool – granted I spent a whole 3 days there, and never ventured beyond Dallas, and only touched a bit there, but I like it. It’s warm, flat, and quite populated. Dallas is a nice city; I was/am … Read more