Month: July 2017

88-year-old grandma crosses skydiving off her bucket list: ‘It was wonderful’

  • by CindyLawson
  • 4 Days ago
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One grandma isn’t letting old age stop her from being a daredevil. Maire Hollo, 88, just added skydiving to her list of completed adventures last week.  The Canadian woman, who describes herself as a “crazy granny,” said the jump, which took place at the Parachute School of Toronto, was definitely worth it. “It was wonderful, just so […]

Strange silk: Why rappelling spiders don’t spin out of control

  • by CindyLawson
  • 25 Days ago
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The last time you watched a spider drop from the ceiling on a line of silk, it likely descended gracefully on its dragline instead of spiraling uncontrollably, because spider silk has an unusual ability to resist twisting forces. In a new paper appearing this week in Applied Physics Letters, from AIP Publishing, researchers from China and […]