July 8, 2017

Month: July 2017

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

  • by CindyLawson
  • 21 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 […]