Science Soldiers could soon scale walls like geckos, say researchers

The stickiness of gecko feet has inspired paddles for soldiers to climb walls more easily. A US military program has developed the technology with safety and maneuverability in mind.

By , Livescience.com

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Scaling the side of a building without a harness or rope might sound like something only James Bond or Spider-Man can do, but the U.S. Department of Defense has developed a set of sticky handheld paddles that could help soldiers climb up walls.