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Schlagwort: Spiders


Nicht nur ein Instrument, die Spinnenharfe.

Dr. Ross Hatton, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics at Oregon State University (OSU) and his graduate student, Andrew Otto collaborated with biologists at the University of California, Berkeley (who study real-life spiders) to construct this large-scale model and robot spider in hopes of revealing the mechanisms that the real-life counterparts in nature use to detect activity on their web through vibrations. Dr. Chet Udell, Assistant Professor of Biological and Ecological Engineering, electronic instrument builder, and musician heard about the robot spider on NPR. Hatton and Udell randomly met at a research mixer event where the idea to transform this web into a highly expressive musical instrument became a formal collaboration.

(Direktlink, via Kottke)

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Die Anatomie von Spinnen

Auch wenn sie einige nicht mögen, ein durchaus interessantes Erklärbär-Video über die Anatomie von Spinnen.

This video is about the fascinating and fantastic anatomy of spiders by means of a vivid 3D animation of a black widow. It is about the external structure with cephalothorax / prosoma and abdomen, chelicerae, pedipals and about the organs of the spider, such as the book lungs, the tubular heart or the spinning glands and the sucking stomach.

(Direktlink, via Laughing Squid)

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