Researchers Build Micro Spider-Silk Spinner [News]

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 13:54 in Physics & Chemistry

A new study should delight fans of the comic book superhero Spider-Man. Researchers from the Munich Technical University (M.T.U.) in Germany have built a microfluidics (miniature plumbing) system for spinning short strands of artificial spider silk. The new strands are less than half a millimeter, or 0.02 inch long, and their strength and elasticity are still untested. [More]

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