A Simple, New Way to Spin Spider Silk in the Lab

March 19, 2017 12:14 AM
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In textiles, nothing has the impact of spider silk. These protein strands are stretchy and in some ways as strong as steel but without the weight. Scientists have been making artificial spider silk for years, with varying degree of success. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports some Swedish researchers have found a new way to spin the miracle fiber, and they make it look easy.