Dr. Uri Gat, in cooperation with researchers from Germany, managed to artificially synthesize spider webs, six times stronger than steel wires.
The thickness of each fiber is one thousandth of a millimeter and it is produced by a virus that is inserted into insect cells.
Possible applications: vests, surgical stitching, microconductors, fiber optics, fishing equipment and clothing;
Read more in De Marker (in Hebrew)
Read the scientific publication in Current Biology