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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
Scientist are trying to uncover the secrets of spiders' silk.
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, ...
A "Spider-man" suit that enables its wearer to scale vertical walls like the comic and movie superhero could one day be a reality, according to a study.
Nicola Pugno at the Polytechnic University of Turin in Italy has come up with a scheme for an adhesive material and "spider silk" based on carbon nanotubes that could have you sticking to walls like ...
Can we harness the sticking power of beetles or geckos? Learn about how we are mimicking biology to increase our ability to stick to thing.