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MEXICO CITY, March 23. – The unusual feet of geckos have become a study for scientists, given the ease with reptiles grip when walking on any surface.
The discovery was made by a group of scientists from polymers and biologists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed what they call “Geckskin”, an adhesive inspired by the power of gecko feet.
The Incredible feet have been studied because of its ease of grip, explained the journal Science by the news of the new glue dry, exceeding the adhesion of the reptile.
Nanotechnology has been commissioned to enter this world from the feet of geckos and found that the adhesion of geckos is transmitted by electricity generated by millions of “hairs” microscopic, perfectly aligned.
It is noteworthy that the species of geckos are small, scaly creatures that live in temperate and tropical areas worldwide.
In the soles of the feet have pads that allow them to climb smooth vertical and even transit through the roof of the house with ease.
These skills are well known among people who live in temperate climates, where several species of geckos often wander inside homes, as pets to camouflage among the furniture.
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National Geographic published new photos of the liner Titanic just before it meets the centenary of the sinking
WASHINGTON, March 22. – The National Geographic magazine today released new photos of the liner Titanic just before it meets the April 15 anniversary of the sinking of the ship, whose wreck can be seen now in full scale for the first time.
For the first time snapshots taken with the use of sound technology allow you to see the view of half the bow resting on the seabed, at a depth of nearly four miles and still retains much of its original form despite having sunk a hundred years.
In a side view of the starboard side can be seen that much of the bow was bent to rest on the bottom and covered with mud so you can leave hidden forever marks the waterway open by the iceberg that hit against the Titanic.
The stern was the worst sufferer by the loss and the passing of the years that have left an unrecognizable converted into mass of iron, which makes the work of experts in analyzing the wreck.
The Titanic was traveling from the British port of Southampton to New York collided with an iceberg on the fourth day of its voyage, which opened a large crack across the bow and the ship broke in two as it sank.
Other images published by National Geographic includes a view of the huge engines that drove the Titanic, and another composition of the bow as it is today in the depths of ocean.
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The Italian Etna Volcano ejected a column of ash that reached between 6 and 7 thousand meters above sea level, no encumbrances
ROME, March 18. – The volcano Etna on the Italian island of Sicily, erupted today for the fourth episode of its kind recorded in 2012, and drove a column of ash that reached between 6000 and 7 thousand meters above sea level.
During the morning the first signs of activity of Etna, the tallest mountain in Italy in the southern mountains of the Alps, with 3 thousand 322 meters high, which recorded an eruption from 8.00 am (06.00 GMT). The eruption took place in a very active crater southeast of the volcano and lava moved down the slope of the Valle del Bove, in a desert area, the wind has made the cloud of ashes to shift to the east.
At the moment this new eruption has not brought changes in the activity of the airport of Catania, near the volcano, although it has provided the opportunity to change some routes if necessary, reported Italian media.
During 2011, , located in eastern Sicily, which inflates and deflates the pressure of internal magma, erupted 18 times this volcano is 45 kilometers in diameter.
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