Scientists Build a Better Web—by Adding Metal
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Apr 24, 2009 7:42 AM CDT
The experiment raised the possibility of chemically bonding metal to other kinds of biological material.   (Flickr)
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(Newser) – Scientists have combined spider silk with metal atoms to boost web strands' already-phenomenal strength, reports Ars Technica. The breakthrough experiment advances the science of creating ever-stronger materials, as well discovering a successful method to bond metal to biological material. Experiments are already under way to make chicken eggs stronger.