Mystery of spiders’ webs unravelled

With a beautiful structure, elegantly constructed from silk stronger than steel, spiders’ webs have long been one of nature’s marvels. But now scientists have discovered yet another remarkable property. According to researchers at Oxford University, Spiders’ webs electrostatically reach out and ‘grab’ airborne particles, droplets and even insects. Electrically conductive glue spread over the threads […]

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