• Question: could spider mans web shooters soon be a real thing

    Asked by Micheal Jordan on 16 Jan 2020.
    • Photo: James Bentham

      James Bentham answered on 16 Jan 2020:

      This is more a question for engineers than mathematicians – I’m sure they could find a way to do it!

    • Photo: Fiona Macfarlane

      Fiona Macfarlane answered on 17 Jan 2020:

      People have already designed similar gadgets, but from the ones I have seen none of them are strong enough to support someone. It would probably be hard to find a spider-web/thread like substance that is also strong enough to support the force/weight of a swinging adult