21 Jul '12, 11am

Secret of Spider-Man’s Spider Silk Fluid Revealed!

Secret of Spider-Man’s Spider Silk Fluid Revealed!

A California scientist has developed a synthetic form of spider silk created by living bacteria , and in a life-imitates-art twist his research track is running parallel to the storyline of the fictional superhero Spider-Man. In both cases, the result has been a renewable, nontoxic biomaterial that relies on energy efficient natural processes for its fabrication, dovetailing neatly with President Obama’s recent call for a national bioeconomy blueprint that transitions the U.S. out of dependency on petrochemicals and energy-intensive manufacturing systems.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/07/21/secret-of-spider-mans...

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