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DailyDirt: Spiders, Man!

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Spiders are just fascinating creatures -- not only because they have a crazy number of appendages, but also because they create intricate webs and seem to have incredibly complex behaviors for such small animals. To top it off, we're learning something new about the properties of spider silk all the time. Here are just a few examples. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.


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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 20th, 2012 @ 8:29pm

    Waiting for the spider weave heatsinks for electronics that you don't need to throw out but just put on the washing machine, no more silver goo to mess around when cleaning the microprocessor fan yay!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 20th, 2012 @ 11:16pm

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    The Canadians have apparently been exploring various ways of getting spiders to produce the right type of material. Looks as though they've got a way to go, eh.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHzdsFiBbFc

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), Mar 21st, 2012 @ 12:30am

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    The good old "spiders on drugs" video.... haven't seen that in a while, Anonymous Coward.

     

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    Moacyr Pimenta, Mar 21st, 2012 @ 7:16am

    Spider Scary

    They are such a scary animals.....
    and dangerous too.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 21st, 2012 @ 9:53am

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    Well shucks. Couldn't let yet another Daily Dirt/Spiders posting pass by without supplying a link to my personal all-time favorite video. Still "cracks" me up. For those late to the party, eh...

     

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