Sep 022017

Scientists have spiders producing enhanced web that can hold a human

Scientists gave water containing carbon nanotubes to spiders,the spiders drank it and incorporated the nanotubes into their silk, producing webs five times stronger than usual.

One the one hand: neato. All kinds of interesting potential applications there, including cranking out kilotons of fibers equal to or surpassing kevlar in strength.

On the other hand: yeeeeeeeesh.

Below: artists concept for future manufacturing facility for baby hammocks.

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