Gecko-Inspired Adhesive Can Support the Weight of a Full-Grown Man
As you may be aware, geckos are really, really good at sticking to stuff. What's more, they do it naturally without any sort of traditionally sticky substance involved. You know, the kind of annoying sticky substances involved with most man-made things that are made (by men) to stick things to other things. Of course, there's a lot to be gained from harnessing the power of the gecko: Robots that can climb walls, removable wall and ceiling fixtures, and of course, non-sticky tape that can support the weight of a full grown man. With that last one in mind, a group of scientists from the University of Kiel, led by Stanislav Gorb, appear to be living the dream.Read on...