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Wild Materials That Could Someday Make It To Your Car


This resplendent 13 foot long cape was made from the silk of more than a million female Golden Orb spiders collected from the highlands of Madagascar has been unveiled at the Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum in London. The hand-woven brocaded textile, which is on display at the museum till June 5, 2012, is naturally golden in color and took over four years to create.


Spider Silk Reaching to Newer Heights in Prospect ............. When you reside in a household, one of the furthermost amazing constituents known to the humans is probably languishing into a dark section of your underground store. The spider webs & particularly the draglines which form their assembly are made by the silk threads extruded via arachnids that could be quite a few times harder than Kevlar in addition to stronger than the steel via weight, but likewise extremely…

from BBC News

Spider silk spun into violin strings

A Japanese researcher has used thousands of strands of spider silk to spin a set of violin strings.

from Yatzer

The Largest Piece of Golden Spider Silk Cloth In The World

Largest piece of Golden Spider Silk Cloth made from 2.3 million golden orb spiders who made silk and then were released back to the wild.