Gecko meets Spidey
So many media cross-refs, so little time.
Both the Beeb and the Daily Mail are reporting on research published in the Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter by Professor Nicola Pugno on "how sufficient stickiness could be generated in the same way [as occurs naturally with geckos and spiders] to support an adult human’s body weight." Pugno’s team says they’ve "come up with a formula for a suit" that "would work by coating the suit’s gloves and boots in microscopic structures called carbon nanotubes," but it’s still on the drawing board.
Some of us are waiting for the inevitable crossover.