Curious Fibre Facts

Curious Fibre Facts

Did you know that spider web fibre is so strong because it is made of two types of compounds? It consists of a soft amorphous molecule and a hard crystalline one which means it makes a thread that is stronger than steel, more resilient than kevlar and less dense than cotton.

This interesting factoid comes from the work of Dr. Frauke Gräter from the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies. You can read about here.

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