spider silk

  • Super-strength spider silk made by bacteria

    New bacteria engineered to produce fibre as tough as steel.

    If you’re scared of spiders but also need really strong silk, have no fear, because engineers at Washington Universit...

    Chemistry July 21, 2021
  • Good (spider) vibrations

    Scientists create music from arachnid webs.

    The fascinating properties of spider webs could now be explored in an entirely new dimension: through music.The e...

    Core Sciences April 12, 2021
  • Exploring the strength of ants and silk

    Two hi-tech studies get right inside their subjects.

    Scientists have discovered two new examples of how strength is a virtue in the world of insects and arachnids.One...

    Animals October 21, 2020
  • Doing spiders out of a job

    Researchers use bacteria to produce silk.

    Spider silk has a lot going for it. It’s strong, very light, biodegradable and biocompatible, and has the potential t...

    Materials July 9, 2020
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