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New Adhesive Device Could Let Humans Walk on Walls

February 1, 2010

adhesive device Could humans one day walk on walls, like Spider-Man? A palm-sized device invented at Cornell University that uses water surface tension as an adhesive bond just might make it possible. Full Story

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