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Magnifying the possibilities: Spider silk is star material in world’s first bio superlens

By Stephanie Liverani / August 23, 2016

For the first time ever, scientists at Bangor and Oxford Universities in the U.K. are using spider silk as a superlens to increase magnification potential, opening up new possibilities to explore structures currently invisible to modern microscopes.

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Closer look at spider ‘signal threads’ could lead to advances in remote sensing technology

By Stephanie Liverani / January 15, 2016

Scientists at the University of Oxford in England are studying the composition of spider web “signal threads” for inspiration when it comes to developing new advances in remote sensing technology.

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Japanese company Spiber partners with North Face to spin synthetic spider silk into first-of-its-kind bioengineered parka

By Stephanie Liverani / November 17, 2015

Japanese company Spiber has joined forces with high-performance sportswear outfitter The North Face to create a parka made from genetically engineered spider silk fiber—the first garment of its kind.

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