Triangle-weaver spider uses its web like a slingshot to ensnare prey faster than a rocket

This crazy spider can accelerate 26 times faster than NASA’s shuttle.

Garden spiders use electrostatic charged silk to catch unsuspecting prey

Most spiders weave sticky, wet webs to trap their prey, but the feather-legged lace weaver spider, Uloborus plumipes, employs a totally “high-tech” strategy. It spins an extremely thin nano-sized web, which becomes charge with electrostatic energy. Just like dust latches on to your sweater, insects are attracted and stuck to the the web. Biologists believe they’ve figured out how the spider does all of this in a newly reported paper which might help the industry design and develop ultra-strong nano filaments in the future.