Here's how a spiderweb sounds like


It is an eerie, foreboding, reverberating tune, enough to send a tingle down your spine.

This is what a spiderweb seems like .

From construction communication, spiderwebs may offer an orchestra of data , says Markus Buehler, an engineering professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who has been using AI to review them.

"Spiders utilize vibrations as how to speak with the environment, with other spiders," he said. "We have recorded these vibrations from spiders and used AI to find out these vibrational patterns and associate them with certain actions, basically learning the spider's language."

Buehler and his team of researchers created 3D models of spiderwebs when the arachnids were doing various things - like construction, repair, hunting and feeding. They then listened for patterns within the spider signals and recreated the sounds using computers and mathematical algorithms.

"Spiders are an entire different animal," said Buehler. "What they see or sense isn't audible or visible to the human eye or the human ear. then by transposing it, we start to experience that."


Buehler hopes his team's work could enable humans to know the language of a spider and at some point communicate with them.

"The melodies are the type of relationships that the spider would also experience. then we will begin to feel a touch bit sort of a spider therein way," Buehler said.

There are quite 47,000 species of spiders, and every one spin silk webs to supply housing and catch food. Scientists say the silk from a spiderweb is five times stronger than steel.

The living structure of a spiderweb could lead on to innovations in construction, maintenance and repair, Buehler said.

"We can imagine creating an artificial system that might mimic what the spider does in sensing the online , repairing the online ," he said.

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