Slowburn February 17, 2012 11:09 AM I think that pealing the Geckskin away is both providing the right shearing force and like tearing a phone book in half applying the force to only a tiny portion at a time. Gadgeteer February 19, 2012 05:14 PM I bet 3M executives are shaking in their boots worried that this might actually make it to market and destroy the market for their lines of VHB and other adhesive tapes. Either that, or they\'re already getting their lawyers ready to negotiate for the licensing rights to this technology. Geometeer February 20, 2012 08:10 AM Looks like a great way to tear off paint or wallpaper, whose grip on the wall up to now needed only to support its own weight. If the wall has been repainted more than once, better be sure it was really well sanded in between. agulesin February 20, 2012 12:12 PM I\'ll stick with wallplugs, thanks... Will they accept claims like \"TV broken because your sticky pad failed\". I can see the small print forming before my eyes! Mark Keller February 20, 2012 03:41 PM It\'s probably more likely that this product will be used to adhere the same smalll things that 3M tapes, Velcro strips and various kinds of glues do now instead of adhering 100+ lbs of TV on the wall. Firehawk70 February 23, 2012 02:06 AM Gee, a DARPA funded project at U of Mass - that would seem to indicate that government, not private industry, has made a very significant breakthrough innovation. I often wonder how many government funded innovations have enabled our 1% \"job creators\" to make so much money and just where companies like Apple, Facebook, GM, Exxon, etc... would be without government funded projects and infrastructures. Bearing the costs of long-term research is something that most companies cannot do, but government does so well, for the good of all. srmalloy February 23, 2012 05:46 PM I wonder how fast \"negligible effort\" will turn to \"Herculean task\" when you\'re trying to peel the Geckskin off the wall while your TV, or its mounting frame, is blocking your access to the Geckskin so you can\'t get at it to perform the removal process. Ross84 February 27, 2012 08:25 PM Super heroes of the world! We can now climb walls with negligible effort, leaving strength for crime fighting! Oh rapture! Ross84 February 27, 2012 08:27 PM NFL players can now stick this on their hands and never drop a ball again. Dawar Saify March 1, 2012 11:36 AM A 42 inch tv or lcd?, was it simply upside down, or actually held like the position of a tv on a stand?