Updated: April 16, 2021 1:15:18 pm
If you ever wondered what a spider web sounded like, scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US have come up with the answer.
In an attempt to better understand how the arachnids spin webs and communicate, several MIT scientists transformed the structure of a spider web into musical notes.
Markus Buehler, an engineering professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, told news agency Reuters that he and his team created 3D models of spiderwebs when the arachnids were doing different things such as construction, repair, hunting and feeding.
After listening to the pattern in the spider signals, they created sounds for them using computers and mathematical algorithms.
Check it out here:
🔊 This is what a spiderweb sounds like.
— Reuters Science News (@ReutersScience) April 14, 2021
“We have recorded these vibrations from spiders and used artificial intelligence to learn these vibrational patterns and associate them with certain actions, basically learning the spider’s language,” he added.
While many who came across the video found the soundtrack to be eerie, others were left mesmerised. Take a look at some of the reactions here:
That’s absolutely amazing 🕸
— Calimocho 🏴🌼 (@Calimocho14) April 14, 2021
— claire 80’s williams (@swanseasucks) April 14, 2021
Jeez that is creepy.
— Lady Thistleton (@GMMalliet) April 14, 2021
— @Motherlove (@GormallyMark) April 15, 2021
It’s incredible! Too strong!!!
— GRACE MERCURY (@GRACEMERCURY46) April 15, 2021
The sound kinda would suit the arachnophobia theme!!
— Cold (@Ice_Colder) April 15, 2021
I already do not like it
— Glinda the Good Witch of the North (@honeyspider4) April 15, 2021
I find this soothing.
— Laura Night (@LNightConduite) April 14, 2021
With the sonification, Buehler hopes it would help humans understand the language of a spider and someday communicate with them.
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