Better Learning With Beer!

Kiggins Theatre

Vancouver, Washington

Science on Tap at the Kiggins is produced in partnership with Washington State University Vancouver

Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016, in Vancouver

How Geckos Stick and Why We Care

Geckos can run up smooth vertical surfaces but, until recently, no one knew how they did it. Studying the physics of gecko feet at the nanoscale and measuring the tiny forces involved showed that gecko feet stick mechanically, not chemically. This discovery lead to the development of the world's first adhesive that is dry, self-cleaning… GET DETAILS