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Wikipedia - Spider Silk

Spider silk, also known as gossamer, is a fiber spun by spiders. Spider silk is a remarkably strong material. Its tensile strength is comparable to that of high-grade steel

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Explore Big History

Interactively explore the timeline of the universe.

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Why scientists want to recreate spider silk

Scientist are trying to uncover the secrets of spiders' silk.

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Squishy Circuits

An activity to do at home to explore the world of circuits. Make two types of dough, one that carries electricity and one that doesn't, to create all sorts of circuits and explore how they work.

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Tarantula climbs walls by spinning silk from its feet

All spiders spin silk from their abdomens and most use it to catch prey. But for the first time, scientists have discovered a type of spider - the zebra tarantula - that produces silk from its legs, ...

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Fowler's Physics

Various applets allowing results to be taken for demonstration purposes.

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Line Rider

A fun toy that lets you build a sledge run and then test it out. You'll need a good feel for the laws of motion to get results!

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Seeking the Cosmic Dawn

A look at the results from BICEP2 detector in the south pole which gives evidence for inflation happening at the start of the universe.

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The End of My Latin

Kaufmann's experimental results on deflection of electrons in an electromagnetic field favoured Abraham's theory, not Einstein and Lorentz, but were eventually proved wrong.

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Micro maniac

Ever wondered what it would look like to microwave soap, wax crayons or even fairy lights? This virtual microwave lets you see the results without any of the mess.

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