I Want to be Spider-Man…

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are working on recreating the gecko’s incredible sticking ability.  They’re making polymer-based setae that have the same kind of adhesive ability as those found on real geckos.  A gecko’s incredible ability is due to their setae and what is known as the van der Waals force.

Right now, they can only support a few kilograms, but they’re improving, too.  Maybe Spider-Man really will be a reality…

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i can’t wait.  no cookie jar will be too high…

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