Friday, March 24, 2023

Spider Silk

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.

Scientists translated the structure of a spider web into music

Making music from spider webs.

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...

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...

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