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Trees cocooned with spider webs could cut malaria risk

March 25th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 25 (ANI): Remember the floods that devastated Pakistan in 2010? Well, that has now resulted in a blessing for the people of Sindh.It has been reported that mosquitoes are ... Read more...

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Smart ’spider web’ sensors to make aircrafts fly like birds

September 24th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 24 (ANI): Mimicking the gossamer strands of spider webs, researchers from Stanford University have created an ultra-fine mesh of strain and temperature sensors that can be wrapped around aircrafts and ... Read more...

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World’s biggest, strongest spider webs discovered

September 18th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 18 (ANI): Scientists have discovered some of world's biggest, strongest spider webs, one of which, created by Darwin's bark spider, spans over a river in Madagascar.In 2008, zoologists discovered ... Read more...

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Spiders decorate webs with shimmering ornaments to lure prey

December 26th, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 26 (ANI): A new study has determined that orb-weaving spiders decorate their webs with colorful and shimmering decorations in order to lure their prey to death.According to a report in ... Read more...

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Spider glue key to new bio-adhesives

December 23rd, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) Scientists have solved a long-standing mystery about the glue that holds spider webs together. The findings are an advance toward a new generation of bio-adhesives and glues - ... Read more...

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What makes spider webs sticky

November 1st, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 1 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Wyoming say they have unravelled the secret of what makes spider webs sticky.According to researchers, the findings could lead to the development of ... Read more...

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Oldest known spider webs date back to 140 million years

October 31st, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 31 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the oldest known silken spider webs preserved in amber, dating back to some 140 million years.The viscous tree sap flowed over the spider webs ... Read more...

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Spider web glue paves way for new biobased ‘green’ glues

October 22nd, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): A sticky substance in spider webs could lead to the development of a new generation of biobased adhesives and glues-"green" glues- that could replace some petroleum-based products for ... Read more...

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Sunglass styles for summer 2009: Flashy and extra large

April 4th, 2009 - 9:39 am ICT by IANS
By Melanie Brandl Hamburg (Germany), April 4 (DPA) Large, colourful and flashy. Sunglass fashion this summer is definitely conspicuous."Colourful frames are hot and as well as frames with way-out patterns, such as spider ... Read more...

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Policemen with sticks guard ISBT against terror attack! (Third of a series on how safe is the Indian capital)

December 8th, 2008 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The first thought that came to my mind as I stood at one of India's busiest bus terminals watching the crowds and the innumerable buses come and ... Read more...

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Agra gets its second wonder- a 6D theatre

May 23rd, 2008 - 10:29 pm ICT by admin
Agra, May 23(IANS) You feel your chair moving back and forth and left to right, smell scent, feel a cool breeze, a sudden water splash and also have goose pimples when you ... Read more...

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Spider webs would help propel future space probes

April 25th, 2008 - 1:58 pm ICT by admin
London, April 25 (ANI): A team of scientists in Finland has woven a new type of spider web-like solar sail, with positively charged wires, that might be able to repel positive ... Read more...

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