News tagged with spider

Spiders suffer from human impact

Researchers from the King Juan Carlos University (URJC) have carried out a research study published in Biological Conservation, which looked at whether spiders were more tolerant of human impact than other ...

May 20, 2011 5 / 5 (3) 4 | with audio podcast

Tarantulas shoot silk from feet

Climbing is possibly one of the riskiest things an adult tarantula can do. Weighing in at anything up to 50gm, the dry attachment systems that keep daintier spiders firmly anchored are on the verge of failure ...

May 16, 2011 5 / 5 (4) 11 | with audio podcast

Male wolf spiders cannibalize females

(PhysOrg.com) -- While most people are familiar with the fact that many species of female spiders eat their male counterparts, new research findings published in the Biological Journal of the Linnean Society show h ...

Apr 13, 2011 4.7 / 5 (7) 2 | with audio podcast report

Nature helps to solve a sticky problem

The arrays of fine adhesive hairs or 'setae' on the foot pads of many insects, lizards and spiders give them the ability to climb almost any natural surface. Research by James Bullock and Walter Federle from the University ...

Apr 05, 2011 not rated yet 0

Robot fish can trick the real thing

Scientists have long turned to nature for inspiration and innovation. From unlocking the secrets of spider silk to create super-strong materials to taking hints from geckos for new adhesives, clues from the ...

Mar 08, 2011 5 / 5 (3) 2 | with audio podcast