Sunday, May 06, 2012

New Sticky Tape Allows People to Climb Walls Like Spider-Man!

That’s right, according to a a story in Innovation News Daily, there is apparently newly-developed taps that could support the weight of a person and actually allow them to climb walls Spider-Man style.

A new tape inspired by insect feet is so adhesive it can support a dangling man and so durable that it can be reused thousands of times.
The super tape’s surface is covered with millions of silicon mushroom-shape structures that are invisible to the human eye and that mimic the densely matted hairs on the feet of flies, beetles and other insects. The stick appendages allow the tape to work in water, on glass and even inside the human body. The tape could very well be used by a person or robots to scale a wall Spider-Man-style, said lead scientist Stanislav Gorb at Zoologisches Institut in Germany.

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