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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider_silk

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, ...

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.

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 ... hierarchical structure of spider silk and its amazing strength — on a ...

www.wired.com/2012/02/spider-web-strength

Feb 1, 2012 ... Spider silk is well known for some spectacular properties. It is stronger than steel and tougher than Kevlar yet flexible enough to be spun into a ...

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  ...

citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.528.1396&rep=rep1&type=pdf

Motivated by the high level of strength and toughness of spider silk and its multifunctional nature, this paper reports on the engineering properties of individual.

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 ...