Spider Silk

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...

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

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

A team of architects and chemists from the textiles, sensors and other materials. Although, spider silk is considered nature's strongest materials. Various scientists have attempted to make...

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,...

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...