Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Device 'spins silk like spiders'

A device that partially mimics the process by which spiders produce fine, yet super-strong, silks has been built. The team manufactured two genetically-engineered spider silk proteins using bacteria. These were fed into a device that consists of three channels etched into glass. More @ BBC NEWS | Science/Nature

A micrograph shows the artificial silk in more detail

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