Weird tiny fish has the strongest suction powers in the animal kingdom

The Northern Clingfish is one of the weirdest animals I've ever seen. It has a suction cup on its belly that can tightly hold onto anything, no matter how rough and irregular the surface is. The cup's grip is so strong that, if you had them on your hands, you would be able to climb a wet vertical rock wall—during a… » 6/12/14 7:45pm 6/12/14 7:45pm

Octopus Suckers Are Moving Off Of Tentacles And Onto Robots

Octopus tentacles are pretty great looking, and they're functional, too. Everyone wants a piece of this creepily awesome natural design. But the coolest part of an octopus tentacle, its suction cups, has been difficult to replicate in robotic models. » 2/24/13 5:30pm 2/24/13 5:30pm

Hitch Suction-Cup Belt Lets You Catch Free Rides, Dice with Death

Mixing suction-cups with the chance of a high-speed death: sounds like fun, and exactly what designer Robert Nightingale has come up with in his "Hitch" concept. It's a smidge like the free-ride skateboard Kouriers in Snow Crash » 9/09/08 5:08am 9/09/08 5:08am and a smidge like bad building-climbing gear from B-movies. The idea of Hitch is simply to…

NeverMore Putter Grip Retrieves Golf Balls By Sucking More Than You Do

There are very few gadgets out there today where saying "sucks balls" in the description is a compliment, but these putter grip replacements from NeverMore are one such example. The rubber grips replace your putter's normal grip, and allow you to retrieve a golf ball from the cup without bending over. They come in a… » 4/27/08 6:30pm 4/27/08 6:30pm

USB Suction Cup Webcam Sucks, Bends, Takes Pics

It's a USB webcam, like thousands of others: you plug it in, you get a picture — no info on pixel count. But see that sucker? On it's base I mean: that's why I kind of like it. Partly because of the crazy "we'll demo it by sucking onto a delicate LCD" photo, and partly because my dirty mind instantly wondered where… » 3/25/08 5:19am 3/25/08 5:19am