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Spider Silk and Super Fly Senses

CrowdScience is uncovering the super-powers of the world’s tiniest animal’s; spiders, flies and the most irritating mosquitos.

CrowdScience is uncovering the super-powers of spiders, flies and the most irritating mosquitos.

Anand Jagatia meets spider specialist Jamie Mitchells at London Zoo to find out how spiders create such vast webs and speaks to researchers in Sweden about how they are trying and succeeding in recreating spider’s silk.

Rory Galloway heads to Cambridge University’s Fly Lab to find out how their tiny brains process the world up to four times faster than humans.

And Bobbie Lakhera is at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to find out how attractive she is to mosquitos and how they use their super-senses to home-in on our blood.

Do you have a question we can turn into a programme? Email us at crowdscience@bbc.co.uk

Presenter: Anand Jagatia
Producer: Laura Hyde

(Image: Close-up of a Jumping Spider. Credit: Getty Images

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  • Fri 1 Sep 2017 19:32GMT
  • Sat 2 Sep 2017 22:32GMT
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