News - 19 May 2014
Researchers at The University of Akron are again spinning inspiration from spider silk — this time to create more efficient and stronger commercial and biomedical adhesives that could, for...
News - 24 Jan 2014
Two years ago, researchers from Iowa State University (USA) published a study which concluded that spider silk conducts heat as well as metals. Now, a team from the University of the Basque Country...
News - 24 Sep 2013
Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. ("Company"), the leading developer of advanced spider silk based fibers, today announced that the Company's Monster Silk™ recombinant spider silk...
News - 12 Mar 2013
AMSilk® has produced the world’s first competitive man-made spider silk fiber, called Biosteel, which is made entirely from recombinant silk proteins.
Biosteel has mechanical properties...
News - 29 Nov 2012
Nylon, Kevlar and other synthetic fabrics: Step aside. If new scientific research pans out, people may be sporting shirts, blouses and other garments made from fibers modeled after those in the icky,...
News - 3 Mar 2011
Scientists now have a better understanding of why spider silk fibers are so incredibly strong.
Recent research, published by Cell Press on February 15th in Biophysical Journal, describes the...
Article - 11 Dec 2020
A research team at Polytechnique Montréal has created a transparent impact-absorbing composite material inspired by spider silk. The new composite material absorbs up to 96% of the energy under impact...
Article - 22 Dec 2016
The University of Nottingham is an international education facility with campuses situated in the UK, China, and Malaysia.
News - 20 Mar 2008
The strength of a biological material like spider silk lies in the specific geometric configuration of structural proteins, which have small clusters of weak hydrogen bonds that work cooperatively to...
News - 27 Nov 2006
Researchers at Oxford University have published work comparing the rheology of spider and silkworm spinning dope – the liquid material from which solid fibres are spun (Nature Materials, Nov...