These are my rants about what is happening in the world, technology, computing, and the Internet.
Thursday, December 08, 2011
Cheryl Hayashi: The magnificence of spider silk
Cheryl Hayashi studies spider silk, one of nature's most high-performance materials. Each species of spider can make up to 7 very different kinds of silk. How do they do it? Hayashi explains at the DNA level -- then shows us how this super-strong, super-flexible material can inspire.