Engineering researchers have invented something pretty interesting and unique. It’s a flat surface that doesn’t get wet! Water droplets skitter across it like ball bearings tossed on ice. What inspired these researchers? Rain-X, where it seals all the microscopic pores in the glass causing the droplets of rain to disperse for better vision? No, drum roll please…
Engineering researchers from the University of Florida inspiration came from reproducing, on small bits of flat plastic, the shape and patterns of the minute hairs that grow on the bodies of spiders.” How does a spider accomplish such a feat? Researches expected to find a regular pattern on a small scale but instead found “spider hairs are both long and short and variously curved and straight, forming a surface that is anything but uniform.”
What surprised researchers was the fact that unlike other hydrophobic materials, this one repelled the microscopic spheres of water without distorting them. Also the new discovery is able to be made from any material. A question comes to mind…Who taught the spider that a chaotic pattern of curved, straight, long and short hairs created the perfect water-repellant surface so they wouldn’t drown in the water? Natural selection? Nope!
Speaking of spiders, a new fossil was found in China! It was so well preserved that scientists were able to identify the species by it’s name. It looks like a modern North American desert spider. What is interesting about this particular discovery, the spider is supposed to be 120 million years older than the previous species of it’s kind! No indications of a transition form nor does it appear primitive.
The spider fossil was found in a rock with other primitive mammals, insects, and water crustaceans. Water creatures mixed in with land creatures in the fossil record is one of the indicators for something very destructive, we know it as it’s commonly called; Noah’s flood. This is one of the mounting discoveries being made in the fossil record that indicate not only a young earth but a global flood as well!