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Soon, synthetic spider silk that`s five times stronger than steel

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 15:56

Synthetic spider silk that`s five times stronger than steel speeding toward commercial reality.

Carbon nanotubes coated spider silk set to transform electric wire industry

Last Updated: Sunday, September 15, 2013, 21:31

A researcher has made a material by combining spider`s silk and carbon nanotubes that can be used as carbon nanotubes.

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.

Japanese firm to mass-produce synthetic spider silk

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 11:57

A Japanese company has developed a synthetic protein based on spider silk and plans to use it to mass-produce a highly resistant and flexible fiber in the near future.

Mysteries of spider silk unraveled

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 15:55

Scientists at Arizona State University are on the brink of understanding what makes the spider`s spun fibre - weight for weight - at least five times as strong as piano wire.

Scientists make bulletproof skin

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 21:07

It may not be far away when human skin could resist a speeding bullet.

Genetic spider silk could lead to stroger fibres

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 03, 2012, 18:18

Scientists have genetically engineered silkworms to make artificial spider silk, a breakthrough that could lead to the development of stronger fibres for textiles, bandages.

Genetically engineered silkworms to produce spider silk

Last Updated: Thursday, September 30, 2010, 13:54

Researchers have successfully produced transgenic silkworms capable of spinning artificial spider silks.