Has life got you climbing up the walls? Well, soon you may be able to do it for real - and as well as a gecko.

Stanford University mechanical engineers have created a robot that will replicate a gecko's sticky foot in order to climb walls. The Stickybot imitates a real gecko thanks to a rubber-like material that has tiny polymer hairs made from a micro-scale mold.

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In 1892, an immense amount of floodwater broke free from an Alpine glacier, engulfing a nearby village.

Today, after the discovery of more water accumulated beneath the glacier, engineers in France are planning to drill beneath the Tete Rousse glacier and extract about 65,000 cubic meters of water.

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