Writing Inspiration: Learning to Fly Airships from a Spider

“The next time you see a spider web, please, pause and look a little closer. You’ll be seeing one of the most high-performance materials known to man”

– Cheryl Hayashi

In fantasy and steampunk books we often come across some sort of flying ships, these usually require some piece of magic rock or magnetic field to operate. Now spiders don’t need to fly airships if they ever want to take over the world, but the way in which they manage to fly to different and far off places sounds just as magical or science-fictional as these fictional means of transport, except with actual science behind it. So this is how they work Continue reading “Writing Inspiration: Learning to Fly Airships from a Spider”

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