Learning from nature, it’s great too see this field of Science being implemented into our technologies today and I am sure we have a lot more to learn.

Researchers are building animal-inspired sensors into the shells of aircraft, cars.

Spider-Man’s most famous ability is his “Spidey-sense,” which allows the hero to sense danger in advance and quickly react. It is not completely fiction- the Spiders have tiny sensitive hairs on their legs that help them avoid predators or hunt prey.

Now, Purdue University engineers have developed similar sensors that could be used in autonomous cars or drones. The team has built sensors inspired by spiders, bats, birds and other animals, whose actual Spidey-senses are nerve endings linked to special neurons called mechanoreceptors.

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