UNSW Sydney: World wide web: global spider silk database a boon for biomaterials

UNSW Sydney: World wide web: global spider silk database a boon for biomaterials. “What’s stronger and tougher than steel, and more elastic than rubber, weight for weight? Spider silk is, and this incredibly versatile material could transform engineering, materials science and even medicine – if we could just work out how to produce it. Now a new global study that has catalogued web silk properties of almost 1100 spiders hopes to provide a launchpad for the design of future biomaterials that emulate this wonder of nature.”

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