French “Spider-Man” scales Dubai skyscraper with nothing but chalk and sticky tape on his fingertips

A French climber has scaled one of Dubai’s tallest skyscrapers, relying on just chalk and sticky tape on his fingertips to help him up the 75-story high Cayan Tower in the emirate’s glitzy marina area. Alain Robert, 52, completed climbing the 1007-foot (307 meter) high structure in just 70 minutes on Sunday. He had noContinue reading “French “Spider-Man” scales Dubai skyscraper with nothing but chalk and sticky tape on his fingertips”

‘Gecko Gloves’ by Stanford students will let you scale glass walls like Spider-Man

You don’t have to be a superhero like Spider-Man to climb on walls. Researchers have developed “Gecko Gloves” that can help humans climb on glass walls. The Gecko Gloves have been created by Elliot Hawkes, a mechanical engineering student at the Stanford University. The gloves have very similar scientific principles as found in the stickyContinue reading “‘Gecko Gloves’ by Stanford students will let you scale glass walls like Spider-Man”