Scientists have long studied geckos, fascinated by the amazing holding power of their feet and continuously attempting to replicate that with human technology.  Well, we’re a step closer now thanks to researchers at the University of Massachusetts, who developed a pad that mimics the pads and tendons of a gecko’s feet, with the result able to hold hundreds of pounds to a smooth wall (~700lbs, to be more precise).  The example they showed was a 42″ TV held only by this ‘geckskin’ material.  Read more about it over at New Scientist.

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