How spider webs catch water drops

BBC: The new study has shown how spider silk captures water from the air and gathers it into jewel-like droplets. As well probing the science of this natural phenomenon, the researchers went on to design a new material with similar properties to the spider silk. They report in the journal Nature that copying spider silk could lead to the development of more "smart materials". Such materials could eventually be used as catalysts or filters to draw substances out of chemical ......

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