Spin doctor

Excell, Jon
March 2005
Engineer (00137758);3/11/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7670, p11
Studies machines that replicate the spinning action of spiders to produce man made spider-like silks five times stronger than steel and twice as elastic as nylon. Use of the spider-like silks to produce future medical implant; Scientists interest in spider silk, according to Dr. David Knight, a zoologist from Oxford Biomaterials.


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