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Researchers unravel mysteries of spider silk

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:04 PM

Scientists at Arizona State University are celebrating their recent success on the path to understanding what makes the fiber that spiders spin – weight for weight - at least five times as strong as piano wire. They have found a way to obtain a wide variety of elastic properties of the silk of several intact spiders' webs using a sophisticated but non–invasive laser light scattering technique.

http://phys.org/news...pider-silk.html

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