Nano-assembly lessons from the black widow

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Nano-assembly lessons from the black widow

Postby TheVat on October 24th, 2018, 12:06 pm 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/ ... b9ec750c49

“Spider silk materials are better than any of the polymers we have in terms of their material properties,” said Gregory Holland, an analytical chemist at San Diego State University and one of the authors of the new report. These materials are “completely biodegradable,” he said, and have the potential to replace plastic “any place you see it.”
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Re: Nano-assembly lessons from the black widow

Postby wolfhnd on October 24th, 2018, 2:51 pm 

Material research is interesting. A replacement for lumber seems desirable to me but maybe it's good we need trees to be farmed to keep the forests. The downside to spider silk anyone?
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