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For years, researchers have been looking at spider silk's properties to try to re-create it into supermaterials tougher than Kevlar or steel. We're still learning a lot about how spider silk is made and what its structures are, so it'll probably be a few more decades before everyone is wearing clothes made from spider silk. In the meantime, here are a few interesting articles on spider silk. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.
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Filed Under: fabric, kevlar, material, silkworms, spider silk, steel

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    technomage (profile), 2 May 2012 @ 7:38pm

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    it's been tried in the past, here is a tapestry made from spider silk: http://rugmaster.blogspot.com/2009/10/spider-silk-tapestry-first-of-its-kind.html

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