Article - 29 Jul 2002
Synthetic spiders silk has finally been produced after many attempts. The properties of this material are extremely desirable. The production method involving transgenic animal technology is outined,...
Article - 4 Feb 2013
Spider silk is a protein fibre spun by spiders. The spider silk is an extraordinary biological polymer that can be linked to collagen found in human skin and bone; however, it has a much more complex...
Article - 18 Jul 2017
A depth of expertise in the fields of Zoology, Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Genetics, Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology can be found in the School of Life Sciences within...
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.
Article - 24 Jun 2016
A good combination of toughness, stiffness, and strength is required for fibers used in sophisticated applications, such as microelectronics, biomedical scaffolds, bulletproof vests, etc.
Article - 28 Oct 2003
Researchers have successfuly spun carbon nanotube composite fibres with toughness and strength greater than that reported for any other man-made or natural fibres. Posted June 11 2003
Article - 20 Nov 2013
Graphene, the one atom thick layer of graphite, has proven to be an exciting substance in the development of advanced materials.
Article - 4 Oct 2022
In this article, Xenocs demonstrates how its equipment can be used to measure and analyze extremely thin single protein fibers.
Article - 24 Jan 2023
Recent studies have identified that the global aggregation of macro-plastic waste is one of the most pressing environmental concerns, having an impact on all living forms, ecological processes, and...