Spiders Use Electricity to Fly

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Spiders Use Electricity to Fly

Post by Bram » Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:26 pm

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/arc ... rs/564437/

Spiders have been found two-and-a-half miles up in the air, and 1,000 miles out to sea.

Erica Morley and Daniel Robert have an explanation. The duo, who work at the University of Bristol, has shown that spiders can sense the Earth’s electric field, and use it to launch themselves into the air.

Every day, around 40,000 thunderstorms crackle around the world, collectively turning Earth’s atmosphere into a giant electrical circuit.

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Re: Spiders Use Electricity to Fly

Post by Grandpa's Spells » Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:00 pm

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Re: Spiders Use Electricity to Fly

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Re: Spiders Use Electricity to Fly

Post by Fat Cat » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:25 pm

True, and they walk using hydraulics: https://infinitespider.com/spider-legs-work/
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Re: Spiders Use Electricity to Fly

Post by Shapecharge » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:35 pm

Well damn that was interesting. On of the best "threads" in the history of this shitty board.

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Re: Spiders Use Electricity to Fly

Post by Bram » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:01 pm

Fat Cat wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:25 pm
True, and they walk using hydraulics: https://infinitespider.com/spider-legs-work/
Great read!
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Re: Spiders Use Electricity to Fly

Post by Sangoma » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:44 pm

Someone should calculate green house emissions. Fucking spiders!
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Re: Spiders Use Electricity to Fly

Post by Fat Cat » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:19 am

Says the guy who has the indecency to keep breathing after getting put on notice by Greta Bae.
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Re: Spiders Use Electricity to Fly

Post by Sangoma » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:29 am

Funny enough, the first time I heard of that girl was yesterday. Can't wait for the new episode of South Park.
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