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A Gossamer World

August Johann Rösel von Rosenhof (1705-1759)

Two years ago, a research team led by the University of Oxford revealed that, when plucked like a guitar string, spider silk transmits vibrations across a wide range of frequencies, carrying information about prey, mates and even the structural integrity of a web. 229 more words

Natural History


Weekly photo challenge – Has the sunshine or any other light source caused you to stop because it’s highlighting something you didn’t notice before?

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Collaborative Web Archiving with Cobweb

A partnership between the CDL, Harvard Library, and UCLA Library has been awarded funding from IMLS to create Cobweb, a collaborative collection development platform for web archiving. 326 more words

Dew Drops

Walking through Doylestown, PA the other day, and I came across some shrubs with thick cobwebs covering them. It had rained overnight and the morning was cool, so the dew drops were still present. 7 more words