Researchers discover that spider webs have unusual properties of strong squeezing and twisting when high working, which makes it possible to use it to create artificial muscles, various robotic drives and mechanisms.
Cobweb is known to be one of the most durable materials. other unusual properties. The discovery was made by accident when the team studied the effect of moisture on the secret of the spider’s glands.. After exposure to a working environment of 70% in a chamber with a controlled environment, the load suspended on the threads began to rotate, and the web was strongly compressed.
Through laboratory experiments and molecular model researchers, the researchers determined the effect is due to the presence of an amino acid called proline in the web. It was found that this occurs when interacting with a hydrogen fiber, which occurs in one direction…
Despite the discovery, scientists have not established the exact biological significance of this spider web function. They suggest that such a mechanism can help ensure the tension of the net during the morning dew, protects it from damage. or increases sensitivity to vibration.
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The unique properties of the discovered built-in symmetry make it possible to use this feature to create a new class of synthetic polymers. Strong compression in response to changing external factors can be used in a variety of devices, from flexible robotics and sensors to smart textiles and clean energy generators, the researchers said..
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Scientists have recently also created vibrant colors.. no ink or dye added.
text: Ilya Bauer, photo: MIT