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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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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