The Geckskin Tape Can Hold Up 700 lbs of Weight

 - Mar 27, 2012
References: umass.edu & psfk
Inspired by the clinging power of a gecko's feet, the Geckskin tape is a super-strong adhesive. This is not the first time a manmade product has been inspired by natural occurrences and it will not be the last, especially if other products are as impressive as the Geckskin tape.

Developed by researchers from the University of Massachusetts, the Geckskin tape measures 16 inches square and is capable of holding up to 700 pounds of weight on a smooth surface, such as a wall or window. This allows it to be used to secure such things as televisions on walls. The Geckskin tape can also be used repeatedly with no loss of effectiveness and leaves no sticky residue. Since it uses everyday materials such as polydimethylsiloxane, the Geckskin tape would be inexpensive to produce.