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What's your favourite superhero suit?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:25 am
by banthafodderUK
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6967474.stm





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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:27 am
by thebostonlocksmith
most certainly spiderman or batman... or supergran...

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:34 am
by banthafodderUK
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6967474. stm

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.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:48 am
by so sorry
Wow, a great Bantha thread idea!!

If only I had an answer....

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:01 am
by The Vicar
Always liked Green Lantern's duds....and I loved The Dark Knight's general look.
Yet, I was a Marvel fan....I need therapy.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:02 am
by Peven
The Vicar wrote:..I need therapy.


that is what the judge ruled anyway.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:03 am
by banthafodderUK
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?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:06 am
by The Vicar
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.....

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:09 am
by DinoDeLaurentiis
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:13 am
by Peven
DinoDeLaurentiis wrote:Image


Dino just set the bar.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:14 am
by The Vicar
I gotta change my vote.......and my pants.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:17 am
by LaDracul
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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.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:19 am
by Peven
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

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:22 am
by so sorry
I think if I could have a superhero suit it'd have to be Iron Man.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:25 am
by Pacino86845
Hulk's purple shorts are the bomb, yo!

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:26 am
by banthafodderUK
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)

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:52 am
by Adam Balm
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and just because I apparently enjoy getting laughed at....

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:56 am
by DinoDeLaurentiis
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:58 am
by havocSchultz
DinoDeLaurentiis wrote:Image


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...

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:11 am
by unikrunk
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.

/I'm wearing one right now.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:12 am
by Fried Gold
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:14 am
by Maui
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:20 am
by ONeillSG1
DinoDeLaurentiis wrote:Image


You have my 10.50, old man.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:21 am
by instant_karma
havocSchultz wrote:
DinoDeLaurentiis wrote:Image


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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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:52 am
by Cpt Kirks 2pay
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Best Joker villain outfit.

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Better than that 5 minute halloween party Ledger effort anyway.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:55 am
by DennisMM
http://zone.aintitcool.com/viewtopic.php?p=92721#92721

[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€

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:51 am
by The Vicar
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.....

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:20 pm
by Peven
The Vicar wrote:
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.....


...and just look at how intensely he is choking his chicken.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:28 pm
by Lord Voldemoo
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.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:31 pm
by minstrel
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If you've got the superhero physique, why not?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:36 pm
by DinoDeLaurentiis
Cpt Kirks 2pay wrote:Image


The Kirk, he wins, eh?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:46 pm
by so sorry
minstrel wrote:Image

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:

What's your favourite superhero suit?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:05 pm
by bastard_robo
I was always a fan of this costume!


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Re: What's your favourite superhero suit?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:05 am
by Adam Balm
bastard_robo wrote:I was always a fan of this costume!


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So you're the one..

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:51 am
by Lady Sheridan
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Good color, good lines...the sash is kind of lame.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:00 am
by Pacino86845
Still it's the best Phoenix suit, I never liked the red version or Rachel Summers's suit.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:25 am
by Lady Sheridan
And let's not talk about the X3 version. "What do we do?" "Add a clunky ass corset."

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:52 am
by so sorry
Lady Sheridan wrote:Image

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


are you sure that's not just body paint ??

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:32 am
by unikrunk
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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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:34 am
by The Todd
You forgot to label the picture NSFYE (not safe for your eyes)

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:41 am
by LaDracul
AAAACCCCKKKKK!!!!!!

Dude, cover his privates! ICK!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:46 am
by unikrunk
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...

:wink:

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:48 am
by Peven
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.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:50 am
by instant_karma
Well, it was a nice thread while it lasted...

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:50 am
by The Todd
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.....

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:52 am
by havocSchultz
The Todd wrote:
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.....


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

Todd's Going for The Hat-Trick-FIVE...!!!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:56 am
by Pacino86845
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.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:56 am
by unikrunk
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.

/yes, I said it.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:56 am
by tapehead
The Todd wrote:
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.....


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...

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:06 am
by havocSchultz
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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