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Video Video: Gecko's tail has many uses

A house gecko, painted with spots so its movement can be more easily viewed, loses traction on a slippery patch and almost falls. By using its tail to keep from pitching backward, the gecko is able, eventually, to traverse the slippery strip.

(0:12 sec.) Video by Robert Full/UC Berkeley; copyright PNAS/NAS 2008

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