Gecko Man

July 26, 2006 at 4:52 pm Leave a comment

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Able to climb vertical walls of plate glass! And other slippery surfaces!  Capable of holding  the average family car off the ground.  It’s a gigantic chameleon!  It’s a mutant skink!  No!  It’s Gecko Man! 

BAE Systems has developed a material that closely mimics the feet of a gecko lizard, which can scale vertical glass and other slippery surfaces with ease.

The research is still at an early stage but the firm said “infantry climbing suits” could be made out of the material, giving the troops gecko-like abilities.

Synthetic Gecko Material

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