The Reason Why Spiders Don't Stick To Their Own Webs
Mar 16, 2012 12:34
There have been many theories as to why spiders don't get caught in their webs. One of them was that spiders know where the sticky parts are. But recently, researchers finally figured out that it's actually a terribly clever combination of anatomy and technique.
The early theories suggested that their legs were covered in non stick coating, or that they just tip toed around their own trap. Dr William Eberhard and Dr Daniel Briceno videotaped how they moved under a microscope and discovered that they employed a three pronged approach.
What does that mean? First, the spider's legs are covered with hundreds of little hairs, and this serves to decrease the total surface area the web can stick to. Second, the spiders are very careful when walking around their web. And lastly, turns out those hairs are covered with a special chemical that prevent's the web's sticky coating from...sticking.
Human waste will never be the same again. Why? Because U.K has started using our poop to run its 'Bio-Bus' which has now taken to the streets. The bus runs on biomethane gas which is produced from treated human waste, and unused food. Don't worry. They have those impurities and bad odors removed, so you don't have to 'experience' the smell. Read more
Apple already had an Apple Watch before launching their current version - the one that's going to sync with your iPhone and do all sorts of stuff. The original on the other hand, doesn't need any apps. Check it out below: Read more
Using a company with a good reputation to offer managed services can be a beneficial way to free up resources and reduce costs - your own staff will have more time to spend on their strategic ICT work within your business and instead of having to recruit and train more on-site employees of your own to handle routine maintenance, you can rely on the managed services provider to take care Read more