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Super spider silk opens way to nano medical devices

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 21:44

Scientists in the United States said Tuesday they had coated spider silk with carbon nanotubes, creating a fibre that is not only super-strong but also conducts electricity.

`Invisible thread` can help fight fashion pirates

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 07, 2013, 18:45

Fashion designers may soon have a new tool in their fight against pirated knockoff garments, thanks to an "invisible thread" developed by Swedish researchers.

Universe `bound by cosmic thread`

Last Updated: Friday, September 30, 2011, 12:26

Planetary scientists claim to have discovered that the universe is bound by cosmic thread.

Thread-like fungi may help high elevation pines grow

Last Updated: Sunday, July 19, 2009, 16:57

A professor from Montana State University is searching for ways to use thread-like fungi, which grows in soils at high elevations, for restoring whitebark and limber pine forests in Canada.