We all have heard about Spiderman since we were kids. Read about him in comic stories, watched movies and still wondered if it beith some fantasy or reality. For sure many of us when asked in our kinder days, what would you like to become when you grow up? Instantly, the answer would be Spiderman as he could do all kinda crazy stuff from climbing a vertical wall to spinning webs. My fantasy is about to turn into a reality soon and it won't be far off when kids will have my name whenever in trouble. Wow, I'll be a hero, and so can be you!
Thought's breeding ground
Italian scientists have come up with an idea to design a suit based on the Spiderman concept wherein people could climb vertical walls just like spiders, insects, lizards and geckos. Previous 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 spiders' amazing sticking power. It is the tiny hairs on spiders' feet that attract to the molecules of surfaces, even smooth glass, and keep them steady.
Professor Nicola Pugno's view
An engineer and physicist at Polytechnic of Turin, Italy, has formulated how adhesive forces can be strong enough to suspend a person's full body weight against a wall or on a ceiling, while also being easy to detach!
Man's muscles are different to those of a gecko. We would suffer great muscle fatigue if we try to stick to a wall for many hours.
Size-effects on the adhesion strength, so adhesion strength would vary from person to person.
Risk factor plays a vital role(boom to the insurance industry)
Thieves turning into billionaires and law and order hitch.
Every innovation has its pros and cons and unlike others this to me seems no different. When one hears about such an innovation it always looks appealing but to accept and make it a part of our day-to-day activity is really worth giving a thought!