Why Is Spider Silk Five Times Stronger Than Piano Wire?

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Jan. 29 2013 5:29 PM

Why Is Spider Silk Five Times Stronger Than Piano Wire?

Using a nondestructive, low-powered laser, researchers at Arizona State University have shed light, so to speak, on one of nature's miracle materials: spider silk.

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