Monday, December 3, 2012

What does silk sound like?

Silk is an awesome feat of nature. We can use it for everything from Kevlar to fancy evening dresses, and now we can even listen to it!

Scientists at MIT are mapping spider silk proteins on to musical scores not only for fun, but as a way to understand the structure of any given silk "recipe" and to predict how it might pan out in real life. How cool is that? Skip to the middle of the video to "hear" the silk!


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