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Strength[edit]. In detail a dragline silk's tensile strength is comparable to that of high-grade alloy steel (450 - 2000 MPa), and about half ...

phys.org/news/2013-06-spider-silk-nature-stronger-steel.html

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 ...

www.kraiglabs.com/spider-silk

These protein based fibers, exemplified by spider silk, have been the subject of much interest due to spider silk's incredible toughness. Because of its strength, ...

news.mit.edu/2012/spider-web-strength-0202

Feb 2, 2012 ... It's not just the strength of the silk itself, a new study finds; the silk's way of stretching and the structure of the whole web help it resist damage.

web.mit.edu/course/3/3.064/www/slides/Ko_spider_silk.pdf

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

www.chm.bris.ac.uk/motm/spider/page2.htm

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

www.independent.co.uk/news/science/stronger-than-steel-scientists-begin-to-unlock-the-secrets-of-spider-silk-10253766.html

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 ...

qz.com/708298/synthetic-spider-silk-could-be-the-biggest-technological-advance-in-clothing-since-nylon

Jul 3, 2016 ... Spider silk's qualities are nearly mythical. Its tensile strength is comparable to steel's. Yet it is lighter, and can be as stretchy as a rubber band.

www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-is-spider-silk-so-str

Jul 15, 2002 ... Spider silk is not a single, unique material--different species ... Dragline silk combines toughness and strength to an extraordinary degree.

www.livescience.com/8686-itsy-bitsy-spider-web-10-times-stronger-kevlar.html

Sep 24, 2010 ... Spider silks were already the toughest known biomaterials, able to ... artificial silks that mimic the strength of the natural silk, he explained.