Spider silk is used to help keep the main character, Mark, in Spidersilk the novel safe. Spider silk is one of the strongest materials on our planet, so it is easy to see how these Playstation sized spiders were able to help out from another dimension. Now, scientists are working to make spider silk even stronger. In Italy, they are giving three species of spider water infused with graphene, which has proven to make the silk even stronger.
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