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June 12th, 2003

Nanotube yarn toughs it out over spider silk

Scientists at the University of Texas at Dallas Richardson and Trinity College, Dublin, have spun super-tough carbon nanotube fibres. The fibres, which are suitable for weaving into electronic cloth, are four times tougher than spider silk and 17 times tougher than the Kevlar fibres used in bullet-proof vests. (more on earlier story) More


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