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Smart Material: Spider Silk

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Published on Mar 5, 2011

Spider Silk is stronger than Steel. In fact it is even stronger than Kevlar, the material that makes bullet-proof jackets. Though it is not as strong as carbon nanotube fiber, it is more flexible and easier to make.

See also http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2z07dB...

See my other video on carbon nanotubes at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OKyTm...

See the full episodes @ http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tech/mak...

See full episodes of this series at
http://video.pbs.org/video/1701025927
http://video.pbs.org/video/1754649512
http://video.pbs.org/video/1768954299
http://video.pbs.org/video/1786635771

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