Tarantulas Grow Clumsy When Things Heat Up

April 6, 2015 1:31 AM

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A warming world may have more of an impact on spiders than experts ever expected. That's at least according to a recent study that closely investigated how temperature fluctuations affected the movements of spiders and robots alike.

It may not seem like robots and spiders have a lot in common - that is, unless a robot were to be fashioned in the form of one. However, regardless of the shape, size, or inspiration for them, most robotics rely on hydraulic pumps for movement. Those pumps are not all that different from how spiders...

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