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Spider silk

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Strength[edit]. In detail a dragline silk's tensile strength is comparable to that of high-grade alloy steel (450 - 1970 MPa), and about half ...

Spider silk is a wonder of nature, but it's not stronger than steel

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Jun 7, 2013 ... At best, spider silk might compare to steel when it comes to tensile strength, which is the largest stress that a material can withstand before ...

Stronger than steel: Scientists begin to unlock the secrets of spider silk

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May 15, 2015 ... ... based on the orb-web spider, to uncover the effects on strength and stability. ... “Spider silk is an impressive and fascinating material,” said ...

Mutant super-spiders weave webs stronger than bulletproof material ...

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May 9, 2015 ... A team of Italian scientists turns ordinary spiders into super-spiders that can ... some spiders silk however is equal in tensile strength to carbon ...

Mysteries of spider silk strength unraveled -- ScienceDaily

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Jan 28, 2013 ... "Spider silk has a unique combination of mechanical strength and elasticity that make it one of the toughest materials we know," said Professor ...

Spider Silk

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Spider silk is incredibly tough and is stronger by weight than steel. ... a few microns in diameter) and is able to keep its strength below -40°C. The toughest silk is ...

Scientists Unlock Secret of Spider Silk Which is 5 Times Stronger ...

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May 18, 2010 ... Spider silk may seem fragile, but it actually has a tensile strength that is a whopping five times more than steel! Scientists have been trying to ...

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Dec 11, 2010 ... Spider silk is five times stronger than steel, yet highly elastic. ... strength to weight ratio wise, apparently it isnt. Read more. Show less. Reply 1.
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Oct 11, 2011 ... Ounce for ounce, spider silk is five times stronger than steel. "Spider silk may seem fragile, but it actually has a tensile strength that is a ...

How Strong Is Silk? | Wonderopolis

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Feb 21, 2013 ... Want to learn more about the strength of spider silk? Check out PBS Nova's video on the Strength of Spider Silk. When you're finished, ...

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engineering properties of spider silk - MIT

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KEYWORDS: Spider silk, tensile modulus, compressive modulus, shear modulus, ... Motivated by the high level of strength and toughness of spider silk and its.

Spider Silk | Kraig Biocraft Laboratories

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Kraig Biocraft Labs' genetically engineered spider silk is stronger and tougher than ... in nature possess remarkable mechanical properties in terms of strength,  ...

BBC Nature - Spider silk's flexibility makes webs super-strong

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Feb 1, 2012 ... Spider silk's adaptability and the "clever design" of webs are key to the remarkable strength of these structures, experiments reveal.