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(Phys Org2)   Looks like somebody got a copy of Peter Parker's lab notes   (phys.org) divider line
    More: Cool, Silk, Spider silk, amyloid silk hybrid proteins, resulting fibers, DNA, Amino acid, natural spider silks, research team  
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2021-07-21 2:50:47 PM  
This could lead to artificial grafts for the aorta and other vessels, artificial valves, as well as stents that are more natural. There are a lot of applications far beyond bulletproofing that these sorts of fibers can do.
 
2021-07-21 3:29:33 PM  
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2021-07-21 3:49:34 PM  
It's funny that we're manufacturing bacteria to achieve a single purpose. I wonder how big the machine is that we're just cogs in. Or if we could even fathom its purpose.


/whoa man, whoa
 
2021-07-21 3:53:30 PM  
My former boss's son is CEO of a company that uses microorganisms to create spider silk.This is the future!   Using microbes to produce:TextilesPharmaceuticalsBio-pla​sticsFuelsWeapons (obviously)Artificial Meat ProteinAnd more!
 
2021-07-21 3:54:08 PM  

Embden.Meyerhof: My former boss's son is CEO of a company that uses microorganisms to create spider silk.This is the future!   Using microbes to produce:TextilesPharmaceuticalsBio-pla​sticsFuelsWeapons (obviously)Artificial Meat ProteinAnd more!


What the hell happened to the formatting?   They were all on their own lines...
 
2021-07-21 3:55:12 PM  
Now they can work on a fly that can break the silk!
 
2021-07-21 4:18:01 PM  
 
2021-07-21 4:19:24 PM  

KarmicDisaster: Now they can work on a fly that can break the silk!


Help me!
 
2021-07-21 4:43:46 PM  
was not technically produced by researchers, but by bacteria

PETA to advocate for the bacteria as patent holders in 3...2...
 
2021-07-21 6:27:37 PM  

hubiestubert: This could lead to artificial grafts for the aorta and other vessels, artificial valves, as well as stents that are more natural. There are a lot of applications far beyond bulletproofing that these sorts of fibers can do.


But everything in nature can break down. They didn't mention what acids or enzymes will destabilize this material. A lot of spiders eat their own webbing, so something can break it down.
 
2021-07-21 6:49:37 PM  
If spidey had a crippling fear of heights, he could have been like a piano wire decapitater (decapitator?)
 
2021-07-21 10:24:05 PM  

you need help: hubiestubert: This could lead to artificial grafts for the aorta and other vessels, artificial valves, as well as stents that are more natural. There are a lot of applications far beyond bulletproofing that these sorts of fibers can do.

But everything in nature can break down. They didn't mention what acids or enzymes will destabilize this material. A lot of spiders eat their own webbing, so something can break it down.


Like I said, 'could.' Mind you, I do have some vested interest in keeping up with this sort of material science

/Kevlar aorta--ascending and descending
//Tilting disc valve
///LOTS of stents
 
2021-07-22 4:21:28 AM  
This has a lot of potential... Which country is this in, again?

Ah, potential for weapons and armor.  Maybe medical later on...
 
2021-07-22 9:32:36 AM  

sxacho: If spidey had a crippling fear of heights, he could have been like a piano wire decapitater (decapitator?)


...Make him an ex-Nazi guard who now hunts them down with the methods you described, and you have Noir-Venom.
 
2021-07-22 5:14:27 PM  
Anyone else watch The Thought Emporium?  He's been working on building Spider silk bricks with yeast.
 
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