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MIT Creates “Nanosilk” For Multiple Industry Applications

As the spider in the web is able to create strong, flexible silk-like webs, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has also found a way to create a man-made silk with similar properties. MIT’s nanosilk strands, polymeric nanocomposite materials, have multiple applications, from tear-resistant fabrics to membranes for fuel cells. The research was funded by the U.S. Army through MIT's Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies and the NSF.

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