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+ - MIT Labs Moves Ahead In Synthesizing Spider Silk

Submitted by icepick72
icepick72 (834363) writes "A team from MIT's Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies (ISN) announced they have devised a new way to create Lycra-like materials (like organic Spider's silk) in a lab. The naturally occurring substance — on a weight basis — is stronger than even steel and it is theorized a pencil-thin thread could stop a 747 in mid-flight."

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