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Insect Cuticle Aids Spiders’ Traps
Sandhya Sekar | Jun 2, 2017
Prey stick to orb-weaver spider webs because their waxy outer layers mesh with spider silk to form a matrix glue.
Spinning Recombinant Spider Silk
Jenny Rood | Mar 6, 2015
to produce artificial spider silk.
RNA Determines Sex in Silk Worms
Bob Grant | May 19, 2014
The finding is the first case of sex determination that does not involve a protein and may one day be a boon to silk manufacturers.
Dan Cossins | Feb 27, 2013
A team of physics students in the U.K. have worked out that spider silk could be strong and tough enough to stop a moving train.
The Sweet Sounds of Spider Silk
Megan Scudellari | Mar 7, 2012
A researcher spins spider silk into violin strings.