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Scientists create synthetic duplicates of spiders’ silk

Jain,  Sahni, & Dhinojwala (2014). Synthetic adhesive attachment discs inspired by spider’s pyriform silk architecture. Spiders attach their major ampullate silk dragline fibers to surfaces using attachment discs spun from pyriform silk fibers. These attachment discs allow spiders to move safely from place to place while secured to a dragline and to attach their webs to […]