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Postby banthafodderUK on Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:25 am

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Postby thebostonlocksmith on Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:27 am

most certainly spiderman or batman... or supergran...
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Postby banthafodderUK on Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:34 am

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A "Spider-man" suit that enables its wearer to scale vertical walls like the comic and movie superhero could one day be a reality, according to a study.
Natural technology used by spiders and geckos could help a human climb the side of a building or hang upside down from a roof, the analysis suggests.

The findings are published in the Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter.

Both spiders and geckos possess tiny "hairs" that allow them to stick to surfaces.

Some studies suggest that geckos can hold hundreds of times their own body weight.

Geckos and spiders provide a natural demonstration that this can be done

Nicola Pugno, Polytechnic of Turin
In 2002, US research suggested this adhesion in geckos was due to very weak intermolecular forces.

These are produced by billions of hair-like structures of different sizes that are arranged in a hierarchical structure on each gecko foot.

The intermolecular "van der Waals" forces arise when unbalanced electrical charges around molecules attract one another.

The cumulative attractive force of billions of gecko hairs allows the reptiles to scurry up walls and even hang upside down on polished glass.

Size effect

Professor Nicola Pugno, from the Polytechnic of Turin, Italy, has calculated how sufficient stickiness could be generated in the same way to support an adult human's body weight.

But the bigger the surface that needs to stick, the lower its adhesion strength. So a glove able to fit a man's hand, and covered with artificial gecko hairs, should not be as sticky as a gecko's foot.


Geckos can support hundreds of times their own body weight
Luckily, the gecko only uses a fraction of the theoretical stickiness available through van der Waals forces.

"Some researchers were able to measure a [theoretical] adhesion strength 200 times higher than the adhesion strength in the gecko. But between theory and practical applications there is a large gap," said Professor Pugno.

"If we are able to make a surface a little bit stronger, so that the size effect vanishes, we might be able to make a suit with the same adhesion as a gecko."

The Turin-based researcher proposes that carbon nanotubes could be used as an artificial alternative to the gecko's hairs.

Carbon nanotubes are tiny cylinders of carbon that measure just a few billionths of a metre across. They are ultra-strong and can be organised into larger fibres.

Cleaning windows

Professor Pugno also outlined three properties which a real Spider-man suit must demonstrate.

Firstly, and most obviously, it must be able to demonstrate strong adhesive properties. Secondly, the suit must be able to detach easily from a surface after it has stuck. Thirdly, the suit must, to some degree, be able to clean itself.

The latter requirement is considered important because dirt particles could get in the way, interfering with the adhesive properties of the suit.

One way to do it is to make the suit "superhydrophobic", so that it strongly repels water. As water droplets are forced away from the contact areas of the outfit, they should wash away particles of dirt.

This property could be achieved simply by altering the geometrical properties, or topology, of the surface.

"To have all these mechanisms working together is difficult, because they are in competition with one another," Professor Pugno told the BBC News website.

"But geckos and spiders provide a natural demonstration that this can be done."

He added that there were many interesting applications for adhesive suits, in areas ranging from space exploration to defence. The work could also aid the design of gloves and shoes for window cleaners working on tall skyscrapers.

But human muscles are very different to those of geckos, so people would probably suffer from muscle fatigue if they tried to stick to a wall for many hours.
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Postby so sorry on Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:48 am

Wow, a great Bantha thread idea!!

If only I had an answer....
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Postby The Vicar on Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:01 am

Always liked Green Lantern's duds....and I loved The Dark Knight's general look.
Yet, I was a Marvel fan....I need therapy.
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Postby Peven on Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:02 am

The Vicar wrote:..I need therapy.


that is what the judge ruled anyway.
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Postby banthafodderUK on Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:03 am

so sorry wrote:Wow, a great Bantha thread idea!!

If only I had an answer....


how about a great big mask - to hide your ever-beaming smile man?
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Postby The Vicar on Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:06 am

Peven wrote:
The Vicar wrote:..I need therapy.


that is what the judge ruled anyway.


Yes, but they're not going to be finding his body any time soon, and even if they do, they won't be able to identify it with dental records.....
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Postby DinoDeLaurentiis on Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:09 am

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Postby Peven on Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:13 am

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Dino just set the bar.
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Postby The Vicar on Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:14 am

I gotta change my vote.......and my pants.
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Postby LaDracul on Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:17 am

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Fantastic Four.

Never mind they resemble an '80s rock band, but they're supposed to withstand their powers and move/disappear with them, and withstand being burned on a regular basis. So they're pretty practical.
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Postby Peven on Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:19 am

The Vicar wrote:
Peven wrote:
The Vicar wrote:..I need therapy.


that is what the judge ruled anyway.


Yes, but they're not going to be finding his body any time soon, and even if they do, they won't be able to identify it with dental records.....


if that is the case it means you have acid for seamen :-P
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Postby so sorry on Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:22 am

I think if I could have a superhero suit it'd have to be Iron Man.

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Postby Pacino86845 on Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:25 am

Hulk's purple shorts are the bomb, yo!
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Postby banthafodderUK on Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:26 am

so sorry wrote:I think if I could have a superhero suit it'd have to be Iron Man.

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Thats a fucking good choice!!!! 8)
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Postby Adam Balm on Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:52 am

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and just because I apparently enjoy getting laughed at....

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Postby havocSchultz on Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:58 am

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I always liked Hot Linker's Old School suit...

Much better than the whole Kirk in a Bunny Suit thing he's got going on now...
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Postby unikrunk on Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:11 am

Mon-El - Don’t know why, but this has always been my fave Superhero suit/costume. Maybe it’s the simplicity of design, coupled with my inclination towards capes.

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Postby ONeillSG1 on Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:20 am

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You have my 10.50, old man.
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Postby instant_karma on Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:21 am

havocSchultz wrote:
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I always liked Hot Linker's Old School suit...

Much better than the whole Kirk in a Bunny Suit thing he's got going on now...


I prefer Ultimate Hot Linker

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Oh, and Booster Gold.

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Postby Cpt Kirks 2pay on Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:52 am

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Best Joker villain outfit.

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Better than that 5 minute halloween party Ledger effort anyway.
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Postby DennisMM on Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:55 am

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[quote="DennisMM"]Wally's home had been looted, his uniforms stolen and the materials he used to create them destroyed. Tina McGee and her colleagues constructed a high-tech suit (inspired by the Dave Stevens-designed suit from the 1990-91 CBS TV series) that would allow Wally to take full advantage of his speed. The uniform featured a larger chest emblem and an altered lightning-bolt “beltâ€
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Postby The Vicar on Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:51 am

Cpt Kirks 2pay wrote:
Best Joker villain outfit.

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Better than that 5 minute halloween party Ledger effort anyway.


The chicken placement is disturbing at best.....
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Postby Peven on Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:20 pm

The Vicar wrote:
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Best Joker villain outfit.

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Better than that 5 minute halloween party Ledger effort anyway.


The chicken placement is disturbing at best.....


...and just look at how intensely he is choking his chicken.
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Postby Lord Voldemoo on Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:28 pm

so sorry wrote:I think if I could have a superhero suit it'd have to be Iron Man.

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game. set. match.

Except for Vampirella, of course...but i don't think i'd look good in it.
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Postby minstrel on Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:31 pm

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If you've got the superhero physique, why not?
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Postby DinoDeLaurentiis on Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:36 pm

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The Kirk, he wins, eh?
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Postby so sorry on Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:46 pm

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If you've got the superhero physique, why not?


there's an Aquaf@g joke in here somewhere, bu I'm afraid to touch it! :lol:
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What's your favourite superhero suit?

Postby bastard_robo on Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:05 pm

I was always a fan of this costume!


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Re: What's your favourite superhero suit?

Postby Adam Balm on Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:05 am

bastard_robo wrote:I was always a fan of this costume!


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So you're the one..
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Postby Lady Sheridan on Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:51 am

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Good color, good lines...the sash is kind of lame.
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Postby Pacino86845 on Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:00 am

Still it's the best Phoenix suit, I never liked the red version or Rachel Summers's suit.
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Postby Lady Sheridan on Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:25 am

And let's not talk about the X3 version. "What do we do?" "Add a clunky ass corset."
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Postby so sorry on Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:52 am

Lady Sheridan wrote:Image

Good color, good lines...the sash is kind of lame.


are you sure that's not just body paint ??
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Postby unikrunk on Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:32 am

Now that body paint has been tabled, you know I have had a change of heart; I thought Mon-El was my favorite superhero costume, but Spiderman here is making a pretty convincing non-verbal statement, that I think I may have to roll with...picture please?

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Postby The Todd on Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:34 am

You forgot to label the picture NSFYE (not safe for your eyes)
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Postby LaDracul on Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:41 am

AAAACCCCKKKKK!!!!!!

Dude, cover his privates! ICK!
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Postby unikrunk on Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:46 am

LaDracul wrote:AAAACCCCKKKKK!!!!!!

Dude, cover his privates! ICK!


Oh, I don't think his tackle box has been 'private' for a very long time. Should be, but isn't.

Fucking Europeans man...

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Postby Peven on Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:48 am

Lady Sheridan wrote:Image

Good color, good lines...the sash is kind of lame.


there is something about her hips/upper thighs that just doesn't look right. too thin, ungainly-looking, at least, imo.
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Postby instant_karma on Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:50 am

Well, it was a nice thread while it lasted...
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Postby The Todd on Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:50 am

Peven wrote:
Lady Sheridan wrote: Image

Good color, good lines...the sash is kind of lame.


there is something about her hips/upper thighs that just doesn't look right. too thin, ungainly-looking, at least, imo.


Are you, like, the crazy or something? I've jacked it twice this morning to that picture.....
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Postby havocSchultz on Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:52 am

The Todd wrote:
Peven wrote:
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Good color, good lines...the sash is kind of lame.


there is something about her hips/upper thighs that just doesn't look right. too thin, ungainly-looking, at least, imo.


Are you, like, the crazy or something? I've jacked it twice this morning to that picture.....


The thing that is wrong with her hips/thighs is that they don't seem to be unclothed...

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Postby Pacino86845 on Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:56 am

I'm with Peven, believe it or not... I was going to make a comment about that picture earlier. I like the coloring, it has a nice effect, but the waifish body with the enormous boobs, plus the generic woman's face, not a nice figure at all. Good coloring, bad drawing.
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Postby unikrunk on Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:56 am

instant_karma wrote:Well, it was a nice thread while it lasted...


It's a superhero costume...right?

Well, it’s my new fave. I want to look to the skies to see that swinging to and fro through NY. The old spidey suit was too restricting, gave wedgies and itched. This model is an ‘out of the box’ solution that solves those issues for you, leaving you to focus on what’s important; fighting crime.

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Postby tapehead on Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:56 am

The Todd wrote:
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Lady Sheridan wrote: Image

Good color, good lines...the sash is kind of lame.


there is something about her hips/upper thighs that just doesn't look right. too thin, ungainly-looking, at least, imo.


Are you, like, the crazy or something? I've jacked it twice this morning to that picture.....


sure, but it does only take you a few seconds each time.

peven's right - the girl is anatomically incorrect, she has a 12 year old's hips, and her head (her face especially) looks like it was grafted on later.

of course, it is a cartoon...


edit: er... like Pacino just got finished saying...
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Postby havocSchultz on Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:06 am

Pacino86845 wrote:I'm with Peven, believe it or not... I was going to make a comment about that picture earlier. I like the coloring, it has a nice effect, but the waifish body with the enormous boobs, plus the generic woman's face, not a nice figure at all. Good coloring, bad drawing.






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