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- Buzz kill: Ogre-faced spiders 'hear' airborne prey with their legs
In the dark of night, ogre-faced spiders with dominating big eyes dangle from a silk
frame to cast a web and capture their ground prey. ...
Science Daily. Thursday, 29 Oct 2020.
- How Ultra-Sensitive Hearing Allows Spiders to Cast a Net on Unsuspecting Prey
Sounds trigger the ogre-faced spider to backflip and shoot a silk
trap on other insects
Smithsonian. Thursday, 29 Oct 2020.
- Black Conservatives Are Real: 5 Questions With Diamond And Silk
About 8% of Black Americans considered themselves Republican. Trump supporters like Diamond and Silk
are gaining more visibility every day.
Forbes. Thursday, 29 Oct 2020.
- Tapping secrets of Aussie spider's unique silk
The basket-web spider, which is found only in Australia, has revealed it not only weaves a unique lobster pot web but that its silk
has elasticity and a gluing substance, that creates a high degree of robustness.
Science Daily. Monday, 19 Oct 2020.
- We Must Pay Attention To Uzbekistan, The Big Hope For Stability In Central Asia
Uzbekistan has come charging out of its long sleep to set an example to all the 'Stans roundabout on how to usher in a new era. In many ways, it is returning to its historical role as the hub of the Silk
Forbes. Wednesday, 30 Sep 2020.
- Herat's Silk Weavers Still Working Their Wooden Looms
Workers in Afghanistan's Herat Province are still producing silk
the traditional way, separating the fabric from the silkworm cocoons in boiling pots and weaving on wooden looms. ...
Radio Liberty. Wednesday, 16 Sep 2020.
- Velcro-like needle developed at MIT determines if food is spoiled or contaminated with e.Coli
Engineers at MIT have developed a Velcro-like sensor made from silk
microneedles that detects if food is contaminated with bacteria or spoiled using color-changing 'bioinks.'
Daily Mail. Wednesday, 9 Sep 2020.
- When Mongol Queens Ruled the Silk Road
The daughters of Genghis Khan ruled nations that controlled the Silk
Road, the favored route for trading spices, cloth, pottery, and other goods between China, India, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean.
Mental Floss. Tuesday, 25 Aug 2020.
- Thousands of Rare Artifacts Discovered Beneath Tudor Manor's Attic Floorboards
Among the finds are manuscripts possibly used to perform illegal Catholic masses, silk
fragments and handwritten music
Smithsonian. Monday, 17 Aug 2020.
- My lightbulb moment: Silk entrepreneur Sonal Keay reveals the inspiration behind her business
Sonal Keay, 40, founded This Is Silk
in 2017. She lives in the Cotswolds with her family. The business came about as Sonal learnt to cope with her rare 'allergy to sunlight' by using silk
Daily Mail. Monday, 17 Aug 2020.
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