Static Cling Sticky Notes That Stick Without the Sticky

Your standard Post-it note is a one-sided, single-use affair. You're free to flip it over and write on the back, of course, but then you can't actually stick it anywhere. The folks at EcoStatic Inc. figured they could do better, and they have, with a sticky note that relies on static electricity instead of adhesive to… » 12/20/13 1:20pm 12/20/13 1:20pm

This Electro-Powered Bulletin Board Holds Your Stuff Without Tacks or Tape

Borrowing technology from plotter-type printers, this Justick bulletin board uses electrical energy flowing across its surface to create Coulomb Forces that attract lightweight objects. And they don't have to be metal. Everything from documents, to fabrics, to even DVDs will stick without the need for tape,… » 11/13/12 12:20pm 11/13/12 12:20pm

Robot Climbs Walls With Static Electricity

This unnamed robot by SRI International has a useful trick—it can climb walls using the principle of electro-adhesion (what we generalized as "static electricity" as kids, when we'd rub balloons on our heads and stick them to walls). But what's most promising is that the robot needs only a "very small amount of power"… » 5/20/08 4:00pm 5/20/08 4:00pm

Static Electricity Eliminator Neutralizes Your Shocking Winter Auras

Winter is almost here, and you know what that means? Shocking yourself with thousands of volts of electricity just by being you. But this Static Electricity Eliminator is here to help. Since there's enough power in those snapping shocks to zap your laptop into oblivion, this $9.99 keyfob discharges that… » 11/29/07 10:10am 11/29/07 10:10am