Autumn is spider season. It's worth getting to know more about our eight-legged friends.
If we could mimic spider silk, it could revolutionise the fibres we use on a daily basis.
Spider silk is strong stuff and could be used to manufacture ultra tough ropes and cables, and better sutures in medicine. If only we could find a way to make the stuff.
Spider silk coated in nano-tubing could become a new material used in everyday electronics. Known as the the toughest material…