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Sensor made from ‘electronic spider silk’ can be imprinted on skin

A new way of making high-performance bioelectronics.

Genetically modified silkworms produced spider silk six times tougher than the Kevlar

Spider silk is spun by silkworms for the first time, offering a green alternative to synthetic fibers.

Researchers harnessed the light-guiding properties of spider silk

Turning spider silk into an optical fiber.

Scientists unraveled the secrets of Spider’s web

Johns Hopkins researchers first document every step of spider-web building.

Developing 3D photodetectors for biomedical imaging

Innovation spins spider web architecture into 3D imaging technology.

Australian spider’s silk secret tapped

Silk so robust potential new genetic material touted.

Creating lenses from spider silk

Spider silk has various applications, including in biomedical applications. Now scientists at the Tamkang University and National Yang-Ming University in Taiwan have discovered one...

Scientists discovered a protein in strongest spider web material

A team of international scientists has recently discovered a previously complex protein in the strongest spider web material.

Spider silk could be used as robotic muscle

The spider silk has some pretty impressive properties. It’s one of the sturdiest materials found in nature, stronger than steel and tougher than Kevlar....

Scientists now know why spider silk is stronger than steel

Spider silk is a remarkably strong material; the strongest naturally-occurring fiber known. Its tensile strength is comparable to that of high-grade steel. Spiders normally use...

Scientists developed a new vaccine based on spider silk microcapsules

Scientists from the universities of Geneva (UNIGE), Freiburg (UNIFR), Munich, and Bayreuth, in collaboration with the German company AMSilk, have developed spider silk microcapsules...

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