Gecko feet are coated in an ultra-thin layer of lipids that help them stay sticky

An illustration of a gecko spatula, a nanometer-scale structure on the animal’s toes that contribute to its grip. The green sheets represent keratin proteins. The gray squiggles represent lipid molecules. Based on data from NIST’s synchrotron microscope. Credit: Marianne Meijer/Kerncraft Art & Graphics Geckos are famous for having grippy feet that allow them to scale … Read more