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Spiderman suit via nanotechnology

By Rilla927
Sep 1, 2007
  1. Carbon Nanotube Spiderman Suit Has Scientists Climbing The Walls To Bring It To Reality
    Physicists have found the formula for a Spiderman suit. Only recently has man come to understand how spiders and geckos effortlessly scuttle up walls and hang from ceilings but it was doubted that this natural form of adhesion would ever be strong enough to hold the weight of real life Peter Parkers.
    Recent research concluded that van der Waals forces – the weak attraction that molecules have for each other when they are brought very close together - are responsible for creepy crawlies’ amazing sticking power. It is the tiny hairs on spiders’ feet that attract to the molecules of surfaces, even glass, and keep them steady.

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    http://www.azonano.com/News.asp?NewsID=4834

    This is a trip!
     
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