Common Spider Weaves Uncommon Threads

January 29, 2015 12:15 PM

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Spiders are known for weaving webs but a new discovery has found that a common spider can spin these filaments of silk at a nano-scale level.

Ok, that might not sound that impressive, but it’s not what this spider can do that is important: the implications for what this could teach us about nano-fibers are pretty substantial.

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