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Spider Webs and Silks

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  • UserProf Fritz Vollrath (Department of Zoology, University of Oxford)
  • ClockThursday 26 November 2020, 18:15-19:30
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Our studies of spider silks and webs have lead us to a number of important discoveries ranging from tunable nano-scale composite structures (that absorb energy hydro-electrically) to complex self-assembling micro-machines (that absorb energy mechanically) all the way to the building of complex webs cleverly engineered to absorb energy aerodynamically. All these ways-and-means are the works Nature‚Äôs ‘Design by Evolution’, which is a powerful albeit rather time consuming process, to create and fabricate highly functional – and energy efficient – materials, devices and systems.

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