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Hanging loose. The youth of today could soon make yesteryear's heroes a reality.

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We’ve all had dreams of becoming our favourite superhero. And most of us have practised, usually at our peril, trying to re-enact them. However, ever-changing technology, combined with a little imagination, is bringing our dreams closer to reality.

Hibiki Kono is a 13-year-old, self-confessed Spiderman fan who spent five months developing a technology that would allow him to climb like his idol.¬†Using two 1,400-watt vacuum cleaners (purchased from a local supermarket), the King’s College School, Cambridge, UK student, modified a suction device that enables him to crawl up walls.

Perhaps this isn’t mind blowing technology but, considering his age, who knows what this bright spark will be producing when he reaches adulthood. We could have a real superhero on our hands!