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Microspines as the future of pro?

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Gregory D · · La Verne · Joined Mar 2010 · Points: 20

Every once in a while an engineering students asks for advice on a project idea.  This might be something to sink your teeth into. 

Cortney LeNeave · · Golden, Colorado · Joined May 2015 · Points: 5

"could come in handy in space" 

or grid bolting your next super secret choss pile!!!! lol jk i do think this is cool

Andrew Krajnik · · Plainfield, IL · Joined Jul 2016 · Points: 334

but they rack fairly bulky...

David Kerkeslager · · New Paltz, NY · Joined Jan 2017 · Points: 55

It's a pretty cool idea, and I hope it works out, but I'd like to see it work on a rock that isn't pumice or similar. I don't see rock that porous very often so I'd guess the applications could be pretty limited by that. Maybe space rocks are more porous than earth rocks?

ebmudder · · Bronx, NY · Joined Jul 2011 · Points: 50

Looks like it will hold up to FF 0.03?

Xam · · Boulder, Co · Joined Dec 2011 · Points: 73

It's funny...yesterday I saw a talk by the JPL project leader at a space tech expo.  Turns out the microspines are arrays of trout hooks.

mario molina · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2014 · Points: 0

Years ago when Lowe Alpine was still making hardware, they were working on something like this for face climbing protection.

Don't really know much more, as the article was just an interview with Greg Lowe.

Maybe some ex employee could chime in.

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