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Bullet absorbing spider webs…

The secret to the strength of dragline silk, which probably could absorb the impact of a bullet if it could be woven into clothing, is that its amino acids join into tight crystals, which make the silk's protein fibers stiff and strong.

Damn… now THAT is something humans need to learn how to harness.

(From an article on spider silk, or more specifically that of the Black Widow Spider….http://animal.discovery.com/news/briefs/20050502/spider.html

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May 3, 2005 Posted by | History/Nature | Leave a comment