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Mysteries of Spider Silk Strength Unraveled

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"Spider silk has a unique combination of mechanical strength and elasticity that make it one of the toughest materials we know," said Professor Jeffery Yarger of ASU's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and lead researcher of the study. "This work represents the most complete understanding we have of the underlying mechanical properties of spider silks." [Once again, biomimicry leads the way for those who look. dg]

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