AOS Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology (ACOFT) and Australian Conference on Optics, Lasers, and Spectroscopy (ACOLS) 2019

Collaborative work between the Spider Silk Research Lab and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Macquarie University will be presented at the upcoming (December 9-12) Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology and Australian Conference on Optics, Lasers, and Spectroscopy, in Melbourne.

See https://spie.org/AU/conferencedetails/aos-optical-fibre-technology-acoft-and-optics- lasers-spectroscopy-acols?SSO=1https://spie.org/AU/conferencedetails/aos-optical-fibre-technology-acoft-and-optics-lasers-spectroscopy-acols?SSO=1

Australian Geographic interview Sean Blamires & Marie Herberstein

“Spiders customise webs based on diet”, Australian Geographic, March 19, 2015. Read the Australian Geographic article here. ‘The findings indicate that spiders adjust the type of webs they spin to adapt to what food source is around. If there are more flies, for example, spiders don’t seem to waste the extra energy needed to build…

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Biomimetics research re-examined

Biomimetics (the transfer of functional principals from living systems into designs) is a rapidly growing field of research. Nevertheless, gauging how useful it has been as a tool for developing new products and technologies is difficult, as the field is currently ill defined and real, tangible outputs have so far been few. Moreover, it is…

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