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The Amazing Spider Silk

The Amazing Spider Silk

How spider webs can be both super-strong and flexible.

The Amazing Spider Silk

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 16:00

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  1. Spider silk-  A protein fiber spun by spiders.
  2. Dragline- The silk used to create the outer edge, spokes, and safety line of a spider web.
  3. Amorphous- lacking an orderly arrangement of atoms, such regions of material can give spider webs their flexibility.
  4. Physical chemist- a type of scientist who applies the laws of physics to understanding the chemical properties of materials.

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