According to Scientific American They've managed to create Super Strong Spider Silk by reading Silk works Mulberry Leaves impregnated with Single walled carbon nanotubes by soaking them in a solution containing said tubes. After eating then these "Modified" Leaves the silk worms gladly spin out silk with the nano-tubes embedded in the matrix.
Apparently this modified silk is 50% more resistant to stress than regular silk which already has considerable stress resistance. One of the benefits of this modified silk is that when its heated to 1,050 °C to carbonize the silk protein it then becomes electrically conductive. This could allow for Circutry incorporated directly within Fabrics .... this has so many potential cool application it boggle the mind.
Comicbook dot Com posits that Spider-Man Style "Web Shooters" may not be too far into the future, while I think this is really not a practical use of the technology it is feasible I guess. It might be used in mountain climbing and rescue, to deploy ropes I guess.
What do you guys think?
Last Edit: Oct 10, 2016 8:34:08 GMT -5 by Midnight