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Researchers At UCLA Create Better Materials By Emulating Spiders' Techniques

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August 8, 2002
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University Of California - Los Angeles
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Researchers at UCLA believe that the secret to creating stronger, better materials may be solved by studying an unlikely source: the common spider.

Researchers at UCLA believe that the secret to creating stronger, better materials may be solved by studying an unlikely source: the common spider. Engineers can improve the design and processing of materials by emulating some of the spider's web-spinning abilities, enhancing the functionality of a medley of products, from tennis rackets to stealth bombers, according to Thomas Hahn, mechanical and aerospace professor at UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, and Frank Ko, a materials engineering professor from Drexel University.


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