Tokyoflash Kisai Spider’s Transparent Display Lets You View Your Wrist Hairs

Just like many Japanese watches, this new one from Tokyoflash looks somewhat hard to read, but apparently after having worn the watch for a day or so, you’ll be able to easily tell the time. But it’s not just the time-telling that makes this watch unique. This is the first watch that I’ve seen that has a transparent display.

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Spider Silk Could be Used to Manufacture Biodegradable Microchips

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A silk fiber integrated into a photonic chip, connecting three disks that can hold light. Light is injected into one of the disks and propagates along the silk to the other two. (Image courtesy of Nolwenn Huby)

Silk is used by some insects and spiders to spin webs and cocoons, and now researchers have discovered a way to harness this supermaterial into electronic microchips. The silk is stronger than steel, tougher than Kevlar, yet incredibly malleable and flexible. However that’s not all it can do.

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Smart Spider Silk Might Lead to Carbon Nanotubes Strong Enough for Space Elevators

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It’s a well-known fact that spider silk is stronger than steel and tougher than Kevlar, yet flexible enough to be made into a variety of different shapes. A new study has also shown that the material is also smart.

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Adanson’s Jumping Spiders Hunt Using Unusual Depth Perception

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Thanks to their keen vision, jumping spiders have been able to get the advantage on their prey in the invertebrate world. However, scientists have been puzzled how the spiders’ miniature nervous system manages such sophisticated perception.

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Doctor Mobius’ Big Hairy & Scary LEGO Spider

Jason Ruff, also known as Doctor Mobius, created this big hairy spider out of LEGOs. It’s pretty awesome and has thousands of hair spikes covering its body.

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