DailyDirt: Spiders, Man!
from the urls-we-dig-up dept
- Japanese researchers have used spider silk as violin strings. This is what it sounds like when
dovesflies cry.... [url]
- Surprisingly, certain spider silk is an excellent conductor of heat -- better than silicon, aluminum or iron -- and becomes more conductive as it stretches. Silk threads from "golden silk orbweavers" could teach us more about thermal conductivity and have applications in heat sinks or textile fiber technology. [url]
- It took a million spiders to produce enough silk to make an 11'x4' rug. It also took 70 people four years to collect all that silk. [url]
- To discover more interesting biological curiosities, check out what's currently floating around the StumbleUpon universe. [url]