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There's new information from a science the world that could one day have a big impact on our daily lives engineers are worked on ways to create stronger materials.
Using the spider web technology.
Let's talk about -- the Markus Mueller an associate professor of civil engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The humble spider web is a pretty amazing feat of engineering half.
Yeah it is I don't think you well it's quite amazing what spiders.
You know -- do with.
The simple -- -- building blocks of they have in in the bodies and they actually make on the fly a cable or threat that's the kind of you know.
-- is -- you see if you look at the web.
That's stronger than steel and then make this -- in -- -- without any steel plant under any processing and sort of on the fly.
I'm and then actually the elf even more.
Exciting things about the web if you actually look an entire web it has properties that we mini and the engineering.
And one of these companies is that -- can deal with and failure and and defense in a practical way.
So if you imagine looking at an airplane or car.
He hit the key has an impact.
The car typically tends to break down as a whole.
Not -- the spider -- the spider -- have been an intrinsic ability to deal with failure in a way they sacrifice.
One of the elements and then Ty -- actually still functions without that individual -- You use the example of an airplane if you get a crack in an airplane wing you've got a big big problem because that crack is likely to spread under stress in a spider web.
If one of the strands gets broken or stretched.
The others still hold on and and do the work -- the web.
Exactly right and that is.
Due to the particular structure off of -- -- from the monocle the molecules and proteins holiday and -- a different scale some really all the way from the scale of the chemistry for protein molecules.
The new steel and micro scale all the way to the web scale.
But -- here is this little creature of the humble spider producing this stuff out of protein and we can't really get duplicated -- -- -- No I correct we actually you know have real trouble scaling up things from individual molecules -- we can use an everyday lives and a great example would be.
If you think back to the discovery of carbon inner -- so graphene which you know -- -- the strongest materials we know actually.
But as engineers we really struggled putting these graphene -- inner tubes together in making airplanes or buildings -- bridges out of the site.
-- fighters actually have taught us something really important in this recession they have taught us.
How we put these little proteins little building blocks together in in a clever way and so that the -- that we make at the macro scale.
-- these -- -- properties and actually sort of amplifies properties that we have at this at the smallest scale to the macro scale so we if we can mimic those four.
Nano tubes and -- we could make materials that are much lighter.
And hundreds of times stronger than anything we know today to -- half those.
Nearly -- million properties.
Lighter cars stronger bridges all kinds of possibilities well good luck unraveling the spiders web.
Marcus thank you thank you don't like these letters like that started out cool off at best interests my humble spider to look at that.
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