Crawling up vertical walls like Spider-Man could soon be a reality thanks to a new material being developed at Stanford University. The rubber-like fabric is covered with thousands of tiny hairs, like the feet of a gecko, that vastly increase the surface area and create a sticky "one-way adhesive." A small robot, called Stickybot, fitted with the textile on its feet can climb up smooth surfaces like glass or metal. Researchers are currently working to make the material strong enough for humans. More at The Telegraph.