Slingshot Spiders Pull More Gs than Cheetahs Do
Slingshot Spiders Pull More Gs than Cheetahs Do
Using their silk threads as a catapult, members of a family of orb-weaving arachnids rocket themselves and their webs through the air to capture prey.
Slingshot Spiders Pull More Gs than Cheetahs Do
Slingshot Spiders Pull More Gs than Cheetahs Do

Using their silk threads as a catapult, members of a family of orb-weaving arachnids rocket themselves and their webs through the air to capture prey.

Using their silk threads as a catapult, members of a family of orb-weaving arachnids rocket themselves and their webs through the air to capture prey.

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Insect Cuticle Aids Spiders’ Traps
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
Spinning Recombinant Spider Silk
Jenny Rood | Mar 6, 2015
Scientists engineer E. coli to produce artificial spider silk.
RNA Determines Sex in Silk Worms
RNA Determines Sex in Silk Worms
Bob Grant | May 18, 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.
Spider-Man Science
Spider-Man Science
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.