Spider-Man’s ability to bring a train to a halt with his spider web (as demonstrated in Spider-Man 2) isn’t that far-fetched. Weight for weight, natural spider silk is five times stronger than steel and three times tougher than Kevlar, according to Chemical & Engineering News. Now, a group of small biotech firms are saying they’ve successfully created a synthetic version of spider webs and are ready for commercialization. In the near future the product could potentially be used in cables, bulletproof vests, and medical implants.
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