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+ - Scientists Unravel Mysteries to Spider Silk Strength Using Lasers

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An anonymous reader writes "They may be creepy and crawly, but spiders produce some of the world's strongest material: silk. Weight for weight, spider silk is five times as strong as piano wire. Now, scientists at Arizona Statue University have announced that they have found a way to obtain a wide variety of elastic properties of the silk of several intact spiders' webs using a sophisticated laser light scattering technique."
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Scientists Unravel Mysteries to Spider Silk Strength Using Lasers

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