Plea expected from CEO linked to black market site
The top executive of a New York City-based Bitcoin company is scheduled to plead guilty Thursday to federal criminal charges.
How spiders fix their webs
Spider silk is light and delicate, while incredibly resilient and tear-resistant. Understanding the structure and way of construction of these threads is a challenge taken up by a research team of Kiel University. ...
How spiders spin silk
Spider silk is an impressive material; lightweight and stretchy yet stronger than steel. But the challenge that spiders face to produce this substance is even more formidable. Silk proteins, called spidroins, ...
Bitcoin ATM builder targets money-transfer business
In a makeshift office - a living room crowded with desks, monitors and a beanbag chair - programmers are hacking away on computers, aiming to make their mark on the multibillion-dollar financial services industry.
Venture capitalist wins US bitcoin auction
A California venture capitalist announced Wednesday he won the US government auction of bitcoins, and plans to use them to help emerging economies that are "hamstrung by weak currencies."
US begins 'unprecedented' auction of Silk Road bitcoins
The bitcoin world kicked into high gear Friday as the US government began auctioning some of the virtual currency seized in an FBI investigation of dark Web bazaar Silk Road.
US Marshals to auction seized bitcoin
The U.S. Marshals Service said Thursday it will auction roughly $18 million in bitcoins seized last fall from Silk Road, a website that was effectively the eBay of illegal drugs.
Spiders know the meaning of web music
Spider silk transmits vibrations across a wide range of frequencies so that, when plucked like a guitar string, its sound carries information about prey, mates, and even the structural integrity of a web.
Spiders spin possible solution to 'sticky' problems
Researchers at The University of Akron are again spinning inspiration from spider silk—this time to create more efficient and stronger commercial and biomedical adhesives that could, for example, potentially ...
Engineers fabricate microscale silk proteins patterns for use in tissue engineering and 'green devices'
(Phys.org) —When most people think of silk, the idea of a shimmering, silk scarf, or luxurious gown comes to mind. But few realize, in its raw form, this seemingly delicate fiber is actually one of the ...
What makes Spider-Man's web so strong?
Spider-Man's webs are pretty impressive, capable of supporting Spidey's weight as he swings through New York, trapping super-villains and even suspending cars above city streets. What are they made of? And ...
Spider DNA spurs search into arachnid secrets
Scientists on Tuesday published the first spider genome, helping the quest to uncover secrets which could lead to smarter insecticides and man-made super-strong spider silk.
Tufts University licenses silk biomaterials technology to Akeso Biomedical
Tufts University today announced that it has licensed a novel silk technology for the treatment of chronic skin wounds to Akeso Biomedical, Inc., an early stage medical device company. The technology was ...
Addition of pectin molecules strengthens silk biomaterials
The human body has limited ability to self-repair damage to cartilage or bone. Implantable 'bioscaffold' materials that can be seeded with cells can potentially be used to regenerate these critical tissues. ...