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    Spider Silk & Silk Worms

    Spider Silk & Silk Worms

    The simple action of running a bow over a string, and creating a musical note, has been known to mankind for many centuries. But strangely, the material used in making both strings and bows on violins has hardly changed at all! They are both made from horse hair! HOWEVER... All that might change with new developments from various universities in the United States. They have been experimenting with spider silk, and they feel that their research may lead to this incredible material being used in all kinds of innovative applications. Violin strings. Bullet-proof vests. Various manufacturing utilities. It's a truly ...

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