How spider webs can be both super-strong and flexible.
Jul 5 2012 - 12:00pm
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Inside Science Buzzwords:
- Spider silk- A protein fiber spun by spiders.
- Dragline- The silk used to create the outer edge, spokes, and safety line of a spider web.
- Amorphous- lacking an orderly arrangement of atoms, such regions of material can give spider webs their flexibility.
- Physical chemist- a type of scientist who applies the laws of physics to understanding the chemical properties of materials.