Gap Fill - Spider Webs - Level 1


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Researchers in Sweden know of nature's biggest secrets. They found out how spiders make strong silk for their webs. It is than steel. Scientists have tried to find the to this for a long . They found that the place the keeps the material for its silk has a special acid . This helps to make the silk . The researchers copied . They made enough artificial spider silk to stretch for one .

The artificial silk could be very . Doctors think it can replace , help the skin after a and replace torn ligaments. Airplane companies and clothes also see many uses. A said her was important. She said: "This is the first example of [copying] spider silk spinning….This may allow… of artificial silk for bio-material applications or… textiles."

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