Monday, 25 March 2019
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As uniform as cloned soldiers, new spiders were named after the Stormtroopers in Star Wars

Added: 22.03.2019 20:23 | 9 views | 0 comments

Despite being widely distributed across north and central South America, the small family of similarly looking bald-legged spiders had never been confirmed in Colombia. However, a new research paper describes a total of six previously unknown species inhabiting the country, with four of them belonging to a new genus named Stormtropis -- after the clone trooper army in the famous Star Wars franchise.

Space orbiter spots 'hairy blue spider' on Mars

Added: 18.03.2019 9:00 | 13 views | 0 comments

David Bowie sang about his sci-fi persona Ziggy Stardust performing with the Spiders from Mars, and now it turns out there's a "spider" on Mars after all.

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Spider silk could be used as robotic muscle

Added: 17.03.2019 17:23 | 14 views | 0 comments

Researchers have found that spider silk produces a strong twisting motion when exposed to humidity, and may be usable for future artificial muscles or actuators.

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Stomach-churning moment hundreds of deadly baby spiders burst out of egg sack for the first time

Added: 15.01.2018 9:46 | 15 views | 0 comments

The tiny, venomous funnel web spiders were filmed by staff at the Australian Reptile Park as they crawled out of their egg sack

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