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Scientists from the Polytechnic of Turin, Italy claim to have created a “hierarchy of adhesive forces,” using carbon nanotubes, which are strong enough to hold the weight of a person suspended from a wall or ceiling. This tech could possible lead to a kind of microscopic hook and loop configuration, a la Velcro. And a world of wall-walking “underwear perverts” will surely ensue.

Nanotech Discovery Could Lead to Spiderman Suit – Link

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  • Velcro being pulled apart – Link
  • Nanocarbon from Graphene to Nanotubes to Buckyballs – Link

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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