Unraveling the complex mysteries of spider silk

Scientists at Arizona State University (ASU) say they are closer to understanding what makes the fiber that spiders spin – weight for weight - at least five times as strong as piano wire.

Spider silk is superb conductor of heat

Spider silk conduct heat as well as metals do, an Iowa State University professor has discovered.

Silkworms modified to make super-strong silk

Scientists say they've been able to genetically engineer silkworms to make them spin spider silk - far stronger and more elastic than normal silk.

'Bullet-proof' skin created

A Dutch artist says she's succeeded in creating a substance based on human skin which can stop a bullet in its tracks.