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Stabilimentum: A Couture Face Mask That Uses Spiderwebs to Filter Air

How far would you go for clean air? If you’re an arachnophobe, perhaps not very. At the Biodesign Summit in New York City last month, students from the University of Pennsylvania…

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U.S. Army Testing Body Armor Made With Genetically Engineered Silk

Photo by Sony Pictures “Dragon Silk,” a form of spider silk spun by genetically engineered silkworms, may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but it could hold a very…

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The North Face Makes Parka From Synthetic Spider Silk

Five times stronger than steel, three times tougher than nylon or Kevlar, yet a fraction of the width of human hair, spider silk is one of the planet’s most valuable, if tricky to…

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Yeast-Engineered Silk Could Result in "Stronger Than Steel" Clothes

A Bay Area startup is giving spiders and silkworms a run for their money. Bolt Threads, which announced a new $40 million round funding on Thursday, has developed a synthetic,…

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Scientists Produce Spider Silk From Metabolically Engineered Bacteria

Photo by carmenn Five times stronger than steel, three times tougher than Kevlar, yet thinner than a human hair, spider dragline silk has long been a highly prized textile—more so…

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