Thursday, 31 January 2013

Silk Worms With Spider Silk

Scientists, who apparently don’t watch B-grade horror movies, have decided that merging silkworm genes with spider genes is a good idea.

On the one hand you’ve got spider silk, one of the world’s strongest biological materials, with a tensile strength greater than steel. On the other hand, silkworms are mass-producing silk-making machines. So researchers – deciding we need more bullet proof vests made out of sticky insect goo – decided to make the Amazing Spiderworm!

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