“Instantly, he noticed his room was full of spider webs and spiders in the thousands—spiders as large as a Playstation. Mark reached to touch that was sitting on his bed, staring at him. It was energy, all right. He could feel its texture.”_Spidersilk the novel
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Spider silk continues to gain popularity in the science and fashion departments this week, with the release of Stella McCartney’s spider silk jacket. Of course, you probably won’t see this dress on the cat walk any time soon because the jacket is currently on display in a museum. Soon enough, spider silk will be seen on every fashion rack though, so if you can’t afford the $1k on this jacket you’ll still get a chance to own something made out of this durable material.
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Friday, October 13, 2017
“Today, he should have his porotype for testing, and he figured a new product might be helpful to Dek. Even though he did not care that much, these people were with people who were stealing from him and his friends. Mark was professional, yet most importantly, it was better to learn ‘what he could’ from the inside than to quit.”_Spidersilk the novel.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
In Spidersilk the novel, there are many characters who suffer from blindness. These characters are able to get around due to special technology. In our own world, we have been trying to develop forms of technology to help those who suffer from blindness see again. Recently, a blind inventor came up with a device that feeds information to a blind person using special goggles. This essential describes an atmosphere instantaneously, so the person can move around more freely.
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Friday, October 6, 2017
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Spider silk is breaking waves this year in so many ways. However, spiders aren't always involved in the matter. Currently a defense company is combining spider silk with silk worms to weave defensive clothing for the military. Another lab is growing spider silk using special proteins, which will make the reproduction of the silk efficient and fast. The fashion industry has even jumped into the mix. Apart from making safer clothes, spider silk will also play a role in conservation as the new clothes will last longer and will be biodegradable.
For more on this, check out this link:http://news.wbfo.org/post/who-uses-spider-silk-army-and-stella-mccartney-starters