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Untangling the secret of spider webs' superpower

August 21, 2018

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In the "Spider-Man" movies, the superhero was able to stop a runaway train from crashing by using spider webs that he shot from his wrists. While daring feats such as this were created using Hollywood special effects, there is a measure of scientific truth to the extraordinary toughness of the spider web's fiber, or silk, according to University of Massachusetts Lowell researcher Jessica Garb. Full Story

University of Massachusetts Lowell

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