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Sensing fluctuating airflow with spider silk [Applied Physical Sciences]

The ultimate aim of flow sensing is to represent the perturbations of the medium perfectly. Hundreds of millions of years of evolution resulted in hair-based flow sensors in terrestrial arthropods that stand out among the most sensitive biological sensors known, even better than photoreceptors which can detect a single photon...

Authors:   Jian Zhou; Ronald N. Miles
Journal:   Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issue
Volume:   114
edition:   46
Year:   2017
Pages:   12120
DOI:   10.1073/pnas.1710559114
Publication date:   14-Nov-2017
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  • spider silk
  • Single
  • photoreceptors
  • biological sensors
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