Common Spider Species can spin Filaments of silk at Nano-Scale

January 29, 2015 10:09 AM

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Common Spider Species can spin Filaments of silk at Nano-Scale

According to researchers, a common spider species is able to spin filaments of silk at the nano-scale, which researchers believe could help lead technologies enabling commercial applications using artificially spun versions of such nano-fibers.

The 'garden center spider' or 'feather-legged lace weaver', a common spider in Britain, makes filaments just nanometers thick. Most spiders spin silk threads that are numerous micrometers thick.

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