Trousers that let you climb walls scientifically possible

Posted by ap507 at Jun 27, 2014 09:20 AM |
Students discover Wallace & Gromit ‘Wrong Trousers’ could work for small bursts at a time
Trousers that let you climb walls scientifically possible

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Fourth year students from the Department of Physics and Astronomy have found that scaling walls and ceilings using the technology seen in the classic Wallace & Gromit film ‘The Wrong Trousers’ would be scientifically possible, albeit for a short period of time.

Students Katie Raymer, Thomas Morris, Ben Jordan and Oliver Youle calculated that the vacuum generator in the boots of the trousers, if powerful enough, would allow for a level of suction that could allow people to see the world upside down.

The operating time would be about 20 minutes running off of a rechargeable battery after making a quick comparison with a wireless vacuum cleaner with a similar strength.

The students presented their findings in a paper for the Journal of Physics Special Topics, a peer-reviewed student journal run by the University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. The student-run journal is designed to give students practical experience of writing, editing, publishing and reviewing scientific papers.