Bayreuth scientists have succeeded in producing an artificial biotechnological fiber that is just as resilient as the real silk of spiders. In addition, they have deciphered the process that ensures the great resilience of spider silk. Cobweb made of biotech spider silk.
Spider web made of biotech spider silk.
Photo: Gregor Lang / University of Bayreuth
Until a few days ago, spider silk was considered the strongest natural material. This is history, (more…)