Synthetic Spider Silk, SPIDER-MAN STYLE!

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Spider silk of fantastical, superhero strength is finally speeding toward commercial reality — at least a synthetic version of it is. The material, which is five times stronger than steel, could be used in products from bulletproof vests to medical implants, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN).

Alex Scott, a senior editor at C&EN, notes that spider silk's impressive strength has been studied for years, and scientists have been trying to make a synthetic version of the super-strong protein in the lab.

Spider-Man 101: So That's How It Works

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So what you're basically saying is that there's a chance I too could become Spider-Man if I found the right radioactive spider with a bite that could fundamentally alter my genetic code?

Troll Door War

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A vicious Spider Man/Brony war quickly ensued.

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