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Spider Silk

Spidey's Tighty Whities

Kelly Rypkema | Posted 12.31.2014 | Green
Kelly Rypkema

In a real life struggle between Spiderman and Superman, just who would win?

Why Don't Spiders Stick to Their Own Webs?

Kelly Rypkema | Posted 12.31.2013 | Green
Kelly Rypkema

Is the thought of walking face first into a spider web enough to make you scream? In this episode of Nature in a New York Minute, I share a little exp...

Could Spiderman Really Have Stopped That Runaway Train?

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.26.2013 | Science

Spider silk is famously strong -- ounce for ounce, it's at least five times stronger than piano wire, according to one recent study. But could a few s...

Spidey Silk? Tarantulas Have Comic Book Ability, New Research Suggests

Posted 05.17.2012 | Science

By: Joseph Castro, LiveScience Contributor Published: 05/16/2012 10:50 PM EDT on LiveScience Tarantulas, like all spiders, extrude silk fromso-c...

WATCH: Japanese Scientist Creates Violin Strings Out Of Spider Silk

Posted 03.06.2012 | Home

Spider silk is stronger than nylon, kevlar and even steel; it can stretch double its length and endure extreme heat and cold. The versatile properties...

WATCH: Huge Implications For 'Spider Silk'

Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 01.04.2012 | Science

Hybrid silkworms that can produce a composite of worm and spider silk in large amounts have been created by scientists from the University of Wyoming....

Watch: Researchers Create 'Bulletproof Skin'

Posted 10.18.2011 | Technology

Bullets famously bounced off of Superman, but ordinary people may be able to achieve similar feats, if one researcher in Holland has her way. A pr...

Art Made of Spider Silk?

Evie Evangelou | Posted 08.22.2011 | Style
Evie Evangelou

An imperial treasure that appears to be spun of gold is quite the stylish show-stopper, enough to enchant the most discerning trendsetters. This is spun gossamer.