I saw this last week and thought it was pretty astounding. Spiders spinning carbon nanotube- and graphene-infused webs. Now all we need is a good way to harvest the silk and turn it into useful objects. (Actual paper is here [PDF].)
Meanwhile, over in the Astronomy Department:
- “Sunset on Mars” is the name of my Fripp and Eno tribute band.
- Astronomers have found millions of missing galaxies. Now they have to go around taking down all those signs they posted on light poles.
- What NASA won’t tell you is that the data about Mercury’s magnetic field was Messenger’s second-to-last signal before it crashed into the planet last month. Its last signal sounded a lot like:
*All the spiders in our house are named Bob. It’s easier that way.