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Scientists now know why spider silk is stronger than steel

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...
Immune cells that ingested spider silk nanoparticles (in green). The endosomes - the part of the cell in which the nanoparticles release the vaccine - appear in blue. (Illustration © Laboratoire Bourquin – UNIGE.)

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...
The resulting fibre seen with a scanning electron microscope (SEM). Credit: Nitesh Mittal, KTH Stockholm

World’s strongest bio-material beats steel and spider silk

DESY scientists have produced the strongest bio-material that has ever been made. As compare to strongest bio-material ever known- spider silk, this artificial, but bio-degradable cellulose...
Building Better Silk

Building Better Silk

MIT scientists have developed a new material called regenerated silk fiber (RSF) to harness the best qualities of natural silk produced by silkworms. They developed it...
Green Method Developed For Making Artificial Spider Silk

Green Method Developed For Making Artificial Spider Silk

A team of architects and chemists from the University of Cambridge has designed a super stretchy, strong and sustainable material that imitate the qualities...
An Antibiotic Spider Silk That Heals Wounds

An Antibiotic Spider Silk That Heals Wounds

Spider silk holds great promise for commercial and consumer applications. It is actually a pretty incredible material when it comes to first aid. So,...
New Way to Create Synthetic Proteins

A New Way to Create Synthetic Proteins Could Lead to more Flexible Designs

As we know, proteins play a various role in our body. They have created useful and essential biological materials. For example, spider silk, which...
Spider Silk: Mother Nature's Bio-Superlens

Spider Silk: Mother Nature’s Bio-Superlens

For the first time, scientists use spider silk as superlens to maximize the potential of the microscope. This research was conduct by scientists from...

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