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Spider silk special!

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Spider silk is one of the toughest materials on earth – it’s super light, durable and sustainable. Is it the raw material for clothes and protective gear of the future?

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Cat chats to Dr Sean Blamires whose research explores ways to harness the spider silk’s special features for human use.
 
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A golden garment made out of the silk of over 1 million Madagascan spiders. It’s possible. But you probably don’t wanna try this at home:
https://www.yatzer.com/Golden-Spider-Silk

A gown spun by a over million spiders

 

 

 

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