Science: no, you possibly can't be Spider-Man

Science: no, you can't be Spider-Man

We hate to crush your childhood goals, however we have now to be blunt: you are by no means going to be Spider-Man… not with out some technical assist, anyway. College of Cambridge researchers have decided that wall crawling is not naturally possible for any animal bigger than a gecko, because you’d want inordinately giant arms and ft to help your self on the best way up. If people needed to realize these gravity-defying feats, they’d want sticky pads throughout forty % of their physique surfaces — attempt making that superhero film, Sony.

Do not let the information get you down, although. The findings present that greater animals partly overcome their measurement by way of stickier pads, and this has implications for the creation of huge-however-versatile artificial adhesives that are not sensible proper now. There might by no means be an actual Peter Parker, then, however the research displaying why he cannot exist may simply result in some technological breakthroughs.

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