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    Making Spider Silk Without Spiders

    This is a very interesting exposition of how such things can be done.
    http://video.stumbleupon.com/#p=tlql3pyzbo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Young
    This is a very interesting exposition of how such things can be done.
    http://video.stumbleupon.com/#p=tlql3pyzbo
    I feel a division of my reactions to this video and its implications. To what has been done: incredible. To the practicalities of the process: well bringing the cost of the spider silk protein separation down will be the chief determining factor in making the ultimate cost of spider silk production low enough that the material could be realistically used in the production of such things as body armor, threads and ropes, etc.. In fact, given the multiple qualities of the material its applications would be staggering if it could be produced at a low enough cost.
    "The world will not perish for want of wonders but for want of wonder."
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    "Does the goat exhibit any other 'spider' characteristics?"
    "No."

    Ha! Homer Simpson is one up on ya there...
    >sings< Spider Pig, Spider Pig, does whatever a Spider Pig does....

    The only movie I have bothered to go see in 12 years, lol.

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