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Old July 5th, 2018 #1
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Default Spiders go ballooning on electric fields

Spiders go ballooning on electric fields


The aerodynamic capabilities of spiders have intrigued scientists for hundreds of years. Charles Darwin himself mused over how hundreds of the creatures managed to alight on the Beagle on a calm day out at sea and later take-off from the ship with great speeds on windless day.

Scientists have attributed the flying behaviour of these wingless arthropods to 'ballooning', where spiders can be carried thousands of miles by releasing trails of silk that propel them up and out on the wind.

https://phys.org/news/2018-07-spider...ields.html#jCp
 
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