spider silk

5.14.19

Watch This Spider Nesting in a Man's Ear

It is only the latest in a long line of arachnid ear explorers.

12.25.16

With Wool and Down Off the Table, What the Heck Do Vegans Wear in the Winter?

Biotech is quickly advancing the world of textiles to give vegans animal-free options to stay cozy.

11.25.16

The New Adidas Are Made From Lab-Grown Spider Silk

The Futurecraft Biofabric will be 100 percent biodegradable, according to the apparel company.

7.28.16

Watch This Resourceful Spider Spin a Cast for Its Broken Leg

Spider silk is for more than just making webs.

11.18.15

A Japanese Company May Have Figured Out How to Mass Produce Spider Silk

Bioengineered spider silk could be the textile of the future.

7.3.15

How Spiders Can Cruise Across Water

Spiders that make themselves "balloons" to fly can also fashion "sails" to cross water.

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6.18.15

Silkworms Will Mass-Produce Spider Silk Because Spiders Won’t

One company is working with the established silk industry in Vietnam to mass-produce the new material.

5.29.15

​Scientists Made Spider Silk Without Any Spiders

Lab-made silk could lead to new supermaterials.

3.12.15

The Amazing Spider Silk: the Natural Fiber that Can Help Regenerate Bones

Scientists have found amazing uses for the humble spider silk, but it's really hard to procure.

1.4.12

Genetically Modified Spider Silk-Producing Worms Will Destroy Us All

The hot news in the insect world today is that University of Wyoming researchers are trying to genetically modify silkworms to spin spider silk, which is pound-for-pound stronger than steel. Unlike the silk that silkworms normally spin, which is...