Can Geckskin really hold 700Lbs?

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Can this Gecksin material hold the 700lbs?
 

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billy_joule
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Synthetic Gecko skin? Did you have a link?
Anything can hold 700lb if you have enough of it.
 
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They say that an index card size piece can hold 700lb. If they mean a 3"x5" card, that's only about 47psi, which seems reasonable for this sort of thing. It's a few times better than suction cups, which are limited by local atmospheric pressure.
 
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berkeman
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https://geckskin.umass.edu/

Interesting stuff, but there doesn't seem to be much out there about how exactly it works.
Yeah, if it's so great, why hasn't there been more activity in the last couple of years since that was posted?
 

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