News tagged with silk

What does Spiderman eat for breakfast?

While stuck in a hotel room I got sucked into watching the 2002 Spiderman movie. And it struck me that Peter Parker must have an enormously high-protein diet to generate all that spider silk he goes through. ...

Jan 29, 2015
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Engineering self-assembling amyloid fibers

Nature has many examples of self-assembly, and bioengineers are interested in copying or manipulating these systems to create useful new materials or devices. Amyloid proteins, for example, can self-assemble ...

Jan 26, 2015
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Researchers find unusually elastic protein

Scientists at Heidelberg University have discovered an unusually elastic protein in one of the most ancient groups of animals, the over 600-million-year-old cnidarians. The protein is a part of the "weapons system" that the ...

Jan 26, 2015
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Accused Silk Road drug baron goes on trial in NY

The trial opened Tuesday of the accused US mastermind of an underground criminal website that distributed narcotics, hacking services and forged documents to more than 100,000 people all over the world.

Jan 13, 2015
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Europol: 17 arrests in major 'Darknet' crackdown

Law enforcement officials launched a global crackdown on so-called Darknet sites that sell illegal drugs, arresting 17 people in one of the largest stings against the virtual organized crime world.

Nov 07, 2014
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