Researchers Create Synthetic Duplicates Of Spiders' Super-Sticky, Silk "Attachment Discs"

May 17, 2014 2:08 PM

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Researchers have reportedly created synthetic duplicates of super-sticky, silk "attachment discs" that spiders use to attach their webs to surfaces.

Researchers said the discs are created when spiders pin down an underlying thread of silk with additional threads i.e. stitches and staples. They added that the "staple-pin" geometry of the attachment disc creates a strong attachment force using little material.

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