Friday, May 8, 2015

Spiders Are...

...freaking insane.

If you spray spiders with graphene, they'll process it and incorporate it into their silk.

Spider silk is already the strongest material known in nature. The graphene infusion makes it 3.5 times stronger. (Unfortunately, not all of the spiders were able to pull off the trick).

It also works with carbon nanotubes.

Are we going to end up making the space elevator tether from the silk of domesticated spiders?