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Weird Spider Hair Discovery May Inspire Powerful – Yet Reversible – Adhesives – SciTechDaily

Engineers impressed by the functional great diversity of hairs on spider legs. Just how do spiders walk straight up — and even…



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Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) image of the bases of pretarsal (ie, on lowest part of leg) adhesive hairs. (A) On the left are the hair shafts of the adhesive hairs closest to the exoskeleton. At their insertion, the hair shaft becomes thinner and a…

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