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Old 10-07-2009, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by switters78 View Post
Speaking of material science, I always thought it would be great if someone could figure out how to use spider silk for the auto industry. It's incredibly lightweight, flexible, very strong and occurs naturally using renewable materials as raw input. I know there's been interest in artificially reproducing the stuff but I don't think anyone's made much substantial progress yet. Also, don't know much about its reactions to extreme temperatures...
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Originally Posted by TheScrutineer View Post
I just read on Wiki that they can't make it properly synthetically. And if they farm it they have to keep all the spiders separetely otherwise they all eat eachother!
there has been success in altering gene expression in goats so that spider silk is produced in the milk. much easier to produce that way.
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