Anumakonda Jagadeesh November 7, 2011 12:10 PM Yet another case of adopting from Mother nature. Mirmillion November 7, 2011 12:43 PM Love these guys. They are on the right track when they are looking for anti-adhesive properties in plants as well. I hope some large company doesn\'t acquire their ideas and suppress them in order to keep selling one-use disposable adhesives. William H Lanteigne November 7, 2011 02:13 PM Of course, if the reusable tape is ever applied to a dirty, dusty, or greasy surface, it\'s rendered useless; and, of course, the effect would be cumulative, losing a bit of adhesion each time it\'s used, due to dust in the air settling onto most surfaces. Kirill Belousov November 7, 2011 04:29 PM Very cool! Maury Markowitz November 7, 2011 05:06 PM \"Providing an illustration of the adhesive properties of the new tape, a 20 x 20 cm (7.87 in) square piece was able to support the weight of one team member dangling from the ceiling.\" That\'s great, but that\'s a useless number for comparison. I note that every explanation of this tape\'s strength is compared to itself or nothing at all. That makes me suspect this isn\'t very strong tape. So how much duct tape do you need, or double sided carpet tape, to lift the same person? Slowburn November 7, 2011 07:39 PM re; Maury Markowitz Several square yards. Gregg Eshelman November 7, 2011 08:07 PM Get this into mass production and smart criminals will love it. They\'ll be able to tape things up without leaving fingerprints in the adhesive. That\'s caught many criminals who thought they\'d cleaned up everything. Marcus Carr November 7, 2011 09:17 PM @Slowburn, how do you figure that? It looks from the picture as though the guy is holding onto a suction pad for handling glass, which is presumably holding onto the tape, in turn taped to the glass. Assuming a good seal to the pad, a 20x20 square of duct tape would seem very trustworthy to me, as pulling it straight off the glass requires a huge amount of force. I wouldn\'t be surprised if 20x20 of cello tape could hold a person under the same conditions. er2joe November 8, 2011 01:34 AM How will they keep the tape from sticking to itself? Slowburn November 8, 2011 12:16 PM re; Marcus Carr I have worked with the stuff, and watched Mythbusters.