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Submission + - MIT Labs Moves Ahead In Synthesizing Spider Silk

icepick72 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.

We cannot command nature except by obeying her. -- Sir Francis Bacon

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