Artificial Spider Silk: Stronger Than Steel and 98 Percent Water

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Spider silk is famous for its impressive properties - it is one of the sturdiest materials found in nature. In fact, spider silk is stronger than steel and even tougher than Kevlar! It can even stretch several times over before breaking. The idea of replicating the properties of...

Green method developed for making artificial spider silk

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Researchers have designed a super stretchy, strong and sustainable material that mimics the qualities of spider silk, and is ‘spun’ from a material that is 98% water. A team of architects and chemists from the University of Cambridge has designed super-stretchy and strong fibres which are almost entirely...