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SPIDER SILK : THE NETWORK OF FIBRE

@inproceedings{Kanuparti2013SPIDERS,
  title={SPIDER SILK : THE NETWORK OF FIBRE},
  author={Ramya Sri Kanuparti and Ramya Sri Kanuparti},
  year={2013}
}
Spider silk, also known as gossamer, is a protein fiber spun by spiders. It is one of the most sought after biomaterial .Spider silk is one of nature’s most extraordinary substances. Due to its demand, and unavailability, it has even acquired the nickname, ‘Holy Grail’. This silk comes from the glands of the spider and is both flexible and light weight. It is exceptionally flexible, elastic, and lightweight, yet tough—three times as strong as Kevlar and five times as strong as steel!. And… 
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