Thursday, October 09, 2008

Carbon nanotubes get even more clever

They have been used to make "gecko feet" adhesive, which is pretty much like Post-it pad v2.0 -- and is dry. This is a big advantage for dohickys in space, because what makes ordinary adhesives work down here on earth usually evaporates in a vacuum and then it stops being an adhesive. No word on plans to develop wall-scaling gloves and shoes for the ninja market.

2 Comments:

Anonymous BillT said...

Soooo, they re-invented velcroâ„¢?

1:08 AM, October 10, 2008  
Anonymous BillT said...

But can you do *this* with nanotubes?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1rZqw5bXb4

4:19 AM, October 12, 2008  

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