MIT enables ‘Spider-Man’ fabrics, nanotech apps

EE Times has interesting nanotech news.  The Massachusetts Institute of Technology says it has devised a way to produce a material that mimics the stretchy and strong properties of spider silk for use in fuel-cell cells, medical devices, military products and even Spider-Man-like fabrics.

The materials, known as polymeric nanocomposites, are weaving a web of interest for use in packaging materials, tear-resistant fabrics and biomedical devices. Another possible use is membranes for fuel cells.

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