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Researchers synthesise “liquid wire” inspired by spiders capture silk [Registered]

Researchers from UK and France have unveiled a man-made liquid fibre, which possesses the same properties as one of nature’s most extraordinary materials – spider silk. It acts like a solid when you stretch it, but liquid when you squish it. And they’ve proven that they understand how this “liquid wire” works by actually creating synthetic strands that can do the exact same thing — solving a decades-old mystery in the process.…

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