14-Apr-2021 | Market Research Store

Spiders are known for the strength of their web. These silky weaving strands have inspired the researchers to develop complex 3D webs. The webs are known to help the spiders make a home or prepare a complete hunting ground. It is recently that the researchers have started studying the web construction and its behavior. The scientists are trying to use web in the world of music for a range of activities right from 3D printers to communication between different species. The role of web in the musical compositions is completely rare and interesting. The vibrating strands have inspired the researchers to study the lives of spider. According to Markus Buehler, the spiders use vibrations and frequencies to sense the world around them instead of using their eyes.

The researchers believed that the rhythms and melodies created during the vibrations of natural materials like the spider webs if mimicked could help create a new source of inspiration for the musical world. It will be interesting to see the use of web to enhance the human experience. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Studio Tomás Saraceno researchers collaborated to gain more insights into the 3D structure like construction and architecture of webs. The researchers studied the natural spider web using laser to create a 2D structure and then later through computer algorithm reconstructed a 3D network. The researchers found that they could create different notes using various frequencies of sound on the web strands and the combination of these notes in specific patterns depending on the 3D web structure helped develop melodies.

The team developed a harp-like device for playing the spider web music. Furthermore, the virtual reality helped people enter the web audibly and visually. In the virtual reality environment one’s ears can differentiate different structural features by hearing or seeing but cannot be easily recognized. The harp-like instruments show changes in the sounds created during the process. The idea of spider mimicking can help build complex microelectronics.