Dr. Mike North was one of four hosts of the Discovery Channel Show Prototype This!, where genius engineers/builders invented radical and amazing machines. He is currently the expert engineer on Science Channel’s Outrageous Acts of Science. He has also appeared several times in Wired been on CBS, ABC, CNET and Nanotechnology. Below are some of the links.
A nice little piece on Dr. North
Here’s some press on his nonprofit ReAllocate
He lives in a very interesting place in San Francisco, The Embassy
Dr. North’s Battery Electric Hotrod Project
Gecko Climbing Inventions
10 O’Clock Bay Area News: Demonstrating the gecko wall climbing project. Oct. 2008
Prototype This! Related
Santa Barbara News Press, Front Page: Sticky Situation: Inspired by a Gecko UCSB Scientists Get a Grip on Adhesive Research, May 18th, 2006.