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Insect silk research could lead to improved fiber production

By Damir Beciri
4 Comments27 November 2011

silkworm-cocoonA combined team of researchers from the Oxford University and University of Sheffield used a novel method to analyze the energy used in the formation of fibers in natural silk and synthetic materials in order to demonstrate that natural unspun silks taken from a silkworm are a thousand times more efficient than common plastics when… »