Adhesive Tape Has Some Weird Superpowers

Tearing tape off the roll can be a satisfying way to entertain yourself in the office. But you're not just wasting office supplies — according to new scientific studies, that tape is also emitting X-rays and ultrasonic sounds. » 3/21/14 12:04pm 3/21/14 12:04pm

New Adhesive Microfiber Gloves Let You Scale Glass Walls

Soon we'll have special gloves and shoes that allow us to climb smooth, vertical surfaces — and even walk across ceilings. A team of researchers at UC Berkeley has created a plastic microfiber that imitates the "stickiness" of gecko feet, which are covered in tiny hairs that attach to smooth surfaces. Already, the… » 1/31/08 7:30am 1/31/08 7:30am