#Material Science

Could a mix of wood fibre and spider silk rival plastic?

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A new though, flexible, and biodegradable material, made with wood glucose and spider silk, could be the next breakthrough in material science. Developed by scientists from Aalto University and the VTT VTT Technical Research Center of Finland the new material looks set to hit the sweet spot of...

Cracking Stuff – Gorilla Glass 6 might make cracked screens a thing of the past

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Gorilla Glass - a hardened glass found in modern iPhone and Samsung devices - has unveiled its latest version which they believe might help make smashed screens a thing of the past. Corning, the company behind the Gorilla Glass brand, has announced that Gorilla Glass 6 should be...

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...