Web absorbs impacts: spiders
Webs of araneid spiders absorb impacts via microscopic engineering.
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"Spiders provide their nets with many microscopic engineering inventions to prepare the structure for the impact force of their prey or other intruders; webs of araneid spiders have several structural devices designed to absorb the impact energy without breaking the entire structure." (Pallasmaa 1995:81)
Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Materials, buildings, fabrics that can absorb impact, such as a fence between two highways can absorb the impact of a vehicle.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Manufacturing, construction, clothing, transportation