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Spiders Ingest Nanotubes, Then Weave Silk Reinforced With Carbon | MIT Technology Review
Science & Tech  (tags: research, materials science, nanotubes, spiders, silk )

- 56 days ago -
Spiders sprayed with water containing carbon nanotubes and graphene flakes have produced the toughest fibers ever measured, say materials scientists.
How Cities Are Making Our Rats Smarter and Spiders Bigger
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, humans, evolution, rats, spiders, urban living, research, scientists, study, society, world )

- 266 days ago -
Aesop, it seems, was literally right in his 2,500-year-old fable of the country mouse and the city mouse. Humans are not the only creatures to have been altered in behaviour, and even in form, by urban experience.
'Mega-Clawed' Creature Had a Spider-Like Brain
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, interesting, research, foxxilized brain, extinct, creature, spiders, scorpions )

- 624 days ago -
The discovery of a fossilized brain in the preserved remains of an extinct "mega-clawed" creature has revealed an ancient nervous system that is remarkably similar to that of modern-day spiders and scorpions, according to a new study.
How Spiders Keep the Peace
Science & Tech  (tags: Brazil, discovery, environment, interesting, news, research, science, spiders )

- 739 days ago -
A large web spider in Brazil knows that fighting is never the answer: they share their snagged prey with hungry webless spiders because defending their meal isn't worth a fight to the death. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Water Blocking Materials Mimics Spider Hair
Science & Tech  (tags: GeneticEngineering, research, spiders )

- 1941 days ago -
Surface is also self-cleaning, making it ideal for windows and food packaging.
Water Webs: Connecting Spiders, Residents In The Southwest
Science & Tech  (tags: science, Incects, crickets, spiders, predators and prey, water consumption, ecosystem, study, research )

- 2177 days ago -
ScienceDaily (July 17, 2009)-If you are a cricket and it is a dry season on the San Pedro River in Arizona, on your nighttime ramblings to eat leaves, you are more likely to be ambushed by thirsty wolf spiders, --
Welcome to the Spiderlab
Science & Tech  (tags: science, spiders, tarantulas, study, research, discovery, interesting )

- 2215 days ago -
Science reporter, BBC News-Meet the tarantulas... Dr Sara Goodacre shows BBC science reporter Rebecca Morelle around the Spiderlab. An unmistakeable hiss fills the air.
Tangled Web of Spider Evolution
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, spiders )

- 2383 days ago -
The parts of the Attercopus spider's described as spinnerets - the appendages that allow web-spinning - were not spinnerets after all. That means that the oldest "true" spider may have arrived 80m years later than previously thought.
Giant Spider Caught on Film Eating Bird in Australian Backyard
Science & Tech  (tags: australia, discovery, environment, interesting, news, research, spiders )

- 2443 days ago -
The pictures show the spider with its long black legs wrapped around the body of a dead bird suspended in its web near Cairns, Australia. The image is real. Sunstroke author David Kagan has written about new giant spider activity in Doomwatch Legacy.
Untangling An Artistic Spider Web
Science & Tech  (tags: spiders, web, insects, predators, science )

- 2783 days ago -
Argiope spiders are the Picassos of the arachnid world, weaving exquisite zigzag and spiral patterns into their webs. And like any masterpiece, the designs draw a crowd. Insects and other prey prefer the stylish silk to more humdrum netting.
Leap Forward for 'Flying' Spiders
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, research, spiders )

- 2819 days ago -
Scientists have shed new light on how spiders can travel epic distances by dangling on strands of floating silk. A team from Rothamsted Research, UK, has updated a mathematical model describing this remarkable arachnid phenomenon, known as "ballooning".
Scientists Debate Massive Spider Web Blanketing 200 Yards of Texas Park
Science & Tech  (tags: texas, spiders, giant web )

- 2863 days ago -
WILLS POINT, Texas -- Entomologists are debating the origin and rarity of a sprawling spider web that blankets several trees, shrubs and the ground along a 200-yard stretch of trail in a North Texas park. Officials at Lake Tawakoni State Park say the m
Science Says Fangs a Lot
Science & Tech  (tags: anti-venom, spiders, funnel-web spider )

- 2968 days ago -
Finding a funnel-web spider in your home or garden could be a blessing disguise. Hospitals want the spider's venom to develop antivenenes so collect the beastie and drop it off to Hornsby Hospital or Hawkesbury Council.

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