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How Do Spiders Spin Silk?
2014-08-07 03:51:02

Spider silk is an impressive material; lightweight and stretchy yet stronger than steel. But the challenge that spiders face to produce this substance is even more formidable.

Specialized Leg Organs Help Spiders Glean Information From Their Silk
2014-06-03 11:11:12

A spider’s web is more than just a home or trap for unsuspecting prey, it’s also a communications network capable of telling a spider information about prey, mates, and its own structural integrity.

Common house spider - Achaearanea tepidariorum
2014-05-17 05:52:18

Whether you think they are creepy and scary, or useful and beautiful, one has to admit that spiders are also fascinating. And it isn't just Hollywood that finds spiders irresistible - research scientists find them equally alluring.

2014-04-04 11:46:23

University of Guelph researchers have unraveled some of the inner workings of slime produced by one of nature's most bizarre creatures – hagfish.

Synthetic Spider Silk Has Superhero Strength
2014-03-06 12:43:18

Spider silk of fantastical, superhero strength is finally speeding toward commercial reality — at least a synthetic version of it is.

Spider Web Not Good Heat Conductor
2014-01-22 13:54:55

A new study questions the results of a 2012 study that found that spider silk conducts heat as well as metal.

Fascinating Examples Of Genetic Engineering
2013-04-29 09:27:47

Both bizarre and beneficial, the following article highlights some truly fascinating and pragmatic examples of modern genetic engineering.

Bio-Inspired Materials Leading To Greater Engineering
2013-02-16 10:56:29

Bio-inspired, man-made materials may one day offer up designs that are more lightweight, tougher, and stronger than other options out there.

2013-02-07 09:58:02

Researcher and team are the first to measure all of the elastic properties of an intact spider's web, drawing a remarkable picture of the behavior of one of nature’s most intriguing structures.

Understanding The Mysteries Of Spider Silk
2013-01-28 19:02:43

Scientists are unraveling the mysteries of what makes the fiber that spiders spin five times as strong as piano wire.


Latest Spider silk Reference Libraries

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2009-05-02 19:33:07

The Edible Golden Silk Spider (Nephila edulis) also known as the Golden Silk Orb-weaver, is a species of spider that occurs widely in Australia in both tropical and temperate regions. It is also found in parts of New Guinea and New Caledonia. It is not understood why this particular species is considered edible, however, it is a delicacy in New Guinea, where it is plucked from the web and lightly roasted over open fire. The species was first collected in 1799 byJacques Labillardiere, in...

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2009-05-02 19:29:15

The Golden Silk Spider (Nephila clavipes) is a species of orbweaver spider. It is found in the warmer regions of the Americas. In the United States, this species ranges throughout the coastal southeast and inland, from North Carolina to Texas. In many areas its distribution is somewhat localized and may be absent in many areas over wide areas. In some arboreal or swampy areas, adults and their webs can be found in large concentrations, especially near the coast. This species is also...

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