Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Spider silk...

It sometimes seems everything humans can do spiders can do better.

For example, one researcher made violin strings from spider silk and claims they make a better sound than traditional strings (music being subjective and not having heard it myself...but hey, it's an option).

Spider silk also conducts both heat and electricity better than any other organic material, perhaps because it's designed to be sensitive to anything touching it. Only silver and diamond conduct heat better.

Spiders, really, are quite amazing creatures. (Although if I see a black widow or brown recluse...yeah. Not messing with those things.)