November 21, 2014

Next, SpideySense™

Once this becomes commercially available, it will no longer be safe to walk the streets in major cities. The fools will be falling like rain off the sides of buildings.
Stanford University researchers emulating Spider-Man's wall-crawling abilities turned to a different animal, the gecko, to inspire their sticky technology.

The researchers, working with the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, took inspiration from the toes of geckos to create the silicone pads that allowed a 154-pound man to scale an 11.5-foot glass wall.

Each pad is worn on a climber's hand and is attached to a harness for the climber's foot.
Gecko toes - tastes like chicken.

Story here.


LL said...

Unfortunately, no. Gecko tastes disgustingly like gecko.

sig94 said...

I was afraid of that.
Cross gecko off my bucket list....