Spider Silk and Webs

A diabolical trapText about silk and webs. The Hindu (India)10/9/04
A orb-weaver spinning her webPicture. Chad Arment (USA)10/9/04
A spider's silk spigotsScanning Electron Microscope Image of the spigots of a spider. Biological Electron Microscope Facility, Pacific Biomedical Research Center, University of Hawaii (USA)10/9/04
A Teia da AranhaInformation about spider webs and a picture showing how an orb web is made (in Portugese) (Brazil)10/9/04
Along came a spiderWhy tinker with nature when you can copy it? About spider silk. Janine M. Benyus. Sierra Club (USA)10/9/04
Ancient Arachnids May Have Spun Silkby Cary R. Easterday (USA)6/5/05
Anita and Arabella's Legacy to Tennis - Tennis on the Web, A Spider's Web That IAnita and Arabella were a pair of spiders that flew on NASA's Skylab, the first U.S. space station. Tennis Sport Science (USA)10/9/04
Arabella and AnitaAbout the experiments in Skylab 3. NASA (USA)10/10/04
Arachnids and Silk ProductionShort text. Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology. (USA)10/9/04
Artificial spider silkScientists vie to synthesize the precious strands of the golden orb weaver. Richard Lipkin. ScienceNewsOnline (USA)10/9/04
Australian spiders set to train with astronauts for space shuttle missionRMIT University (Australia)10/9/04
Bacteria Developed to Produce Spider SilkZ-teach (USA)10/9/04
Bioengineered Spider SilkSean Henahan, Access Excellence (USA)10/9/04
Bioengineered Spider SilkSome info. Sean Henahan, Access Excellence (USA)10/9/04
Biomaterials Home PageWith a section about spider silk. Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia (Canada)10/9/04
Biomolecular self-assembling materialsWith a diagram of the proposed model for the molecular arrangement of alanine residues in a fiber of spider dragline silk. Scientific and Technological Frontiers. National Academy of Science (USA)10/9/04
Busy spiders on a misty morningWith a picture of an orb web. R. L. Brooks. Art of physics competition. Canadian Association of Physicists (Canada)10/9/04
Caught in the webInformation and pictures of silk. David Tenenbaum. University of Wisconsin (USA)10/9/04
Charlotte's GoatNigerian dwarf goats produce spider silk. Christopher Helman, Forbes Global (USA)10/9/04
Common U.S. spiders that build webs containing stabilimentaTodd A. Blackledge (USA)10/9/04
De la vista nace el amorInformation and pictures. Anita Hoffmann. Instituto Latinoamericano de la Comunicacion Educativa (in Spanish) (Mexico)10/9/04
Die Spinn-Kunst der SpinneInformation and pictures. Angela Bode (in German) (Germany)10/9/04
El arte de cazarInformation and pictures. Anita Hoffmann. Instituto Latinoamericano de la Comunicacion Educativa (in Spanish) (Mexico)10/9/04
Fiber Engineers, Meet Thy MasterThe orb-weaving spider produces one of the world's toughest fibers. Using recombinant DNA technology, DuPont scientists have created spider silk as a model for a new generation of materials. FloridaNature.org (USA)10/9/04
Floating White Ropy Strands Cause Stir- Probably from Woolly Aphids but There ArAbout ballooning etc. Laura Skillman &Lee Townsend. Univ. of Kentucky (USA)10/9/04
Gene cloned for stretchiest spider silkM. Jensen. ScienceNewsOnline (USA)10/9/04
Genetically Engineered Plants May Offer New Source for Spider SilkShort text. Eva Wong. Cornelliana, Cornell University (USA)10/9/04
Glycoproteins and Skin-Core Structure in Nephila clavipes Spider Silk Observed bSummary from Scanning. K. Augsten, P. Mühlig, C. Herrmann. Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMB), Department of Molecular Cytology-Electronmicroscopy, Jena (Germany)10/9/04
Good Bug, Bad Bug: Garden SpidersSome info and drawings of spiders and how they make an orb web. Don Julien. Rose Petals, The Official Website for the Seattle Rose Society (USA)10/9/04
Hawaiian spiders and websTodd A. Blackledge (USA)10/9/04
How does a spider web work?Info. Science Theatre (USA)10/26/03
How strong are spider webs and how does the patterns affect their strength?Virtual Science Centre (Singapore)10/9/04
In Harmony with Neighboring Insects and SpidersWhy do spiders have come to make webs? Common Spiders in Japan. Photographs of Spiders' Webs - Networks of silk. Bolas spiders in Japan. Pictures of several spiders. Mikio Sekine (In English and Japanese) (Japan)10/9/04
Knit yourself a bulletproof vestThe use of spider silk. ABC Online News (Australia)10/9/04
La toile des OrbitèlesPictures and info. La Haute École de Gestion de Genève (in French) (Switserland)10/26/03
Los hilados más antiguos del mundoInformation and pictures. Anita Hoffmann. Instituto Latinoamericano de la Comunicacion Educativa (in Spanish) (Mexico)10/9/04
Magnetic Spider SilkFrankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (in German) (Germany)10/9/04
Modeling the construction of a spider webThe web of a spider can appear very complex in its design and construction. However, observation has revealed that the common garden spider, or cross spider, constructs its web by following a few relatively simple rules. Nkululeko Moyo. Kenyon College (USA)10/9/04
Molecular Spider Silk TechnologyWith a picture of Nephila clavipes. Dr. Klaus Weisshart et al. IMB Institute of Molecular Biotechnology e.V. Department of Molecular Cytology - Electron Microscopy (Germany)10/9/04
New spin on spider silkAbout genetically modified goats to make spider silk. R. Sundaram. The Hindu Business Line (India)10/9/04
Nexia and US Army spin the world's first man-made spider silk performance fibersPress release from Nexia Biotechnologies (Canada)10/9/04
Part of a orbwebPicture by Teun Veldman (The Netherlands)10/9/04
Radius construction and structure in the orb-web of Zilla diodia (Araneidae)PDF. Article. Samuel Zschokke (Switzerland)10/9/04
Ribbon-threads in the webs of brown spiders - (Loxosceles spp.)Eduardo Ramires, Brazil. Microscopy UK (UK)10/10/04
Sam's Spider Web Construction GalleryMany pictures of spider webs and images that show the tracks of spiders during web construction. Samuel Zschokke, Environmental Biology Research Group, University of Basel (Switzerland)10/9/04
Scientists Discover New Spider Silk GeneTwo University of Wyoming scientists have discovered a gene that produces the most highly elastic fiber from a spider's silk (1998). Univ. of Wyoming (USA)10/9/04
Silk Protein ProjectA large page with much info. Paul Yager Research Group. Bioengineering Department, University of Washington, Seattle (USA)10/9/04
Silken Threads of DeceitWhat is spider silk? What are the Physical Characteristics of Spider Silk? What are the Chemical Characteristics of Spider Silk? How Does This Material get Airborne? Jay Reynold (USA)10/9/04
Silks and Evolution of ArthropodsArticle. Ian Huntington. Swarthmore College (USA)10/9/04
Spider SilkAmerican Institute of Physics (USA)10/9/04
Spider SilkPatrick E. Collins, Eleanor Imster. Earth & Sky (USA)10/9/04
Spider SilkSpider silk as fibers. Chronicle Publishing Company (USA)10/9/04
Spider SilkInformation and SEM pictures. Ed Nieuwenhuys (The Netherlands)10/9/04
Spider silkThe National Humane Education Society (USA)10/26/03
Spider silkSome info about the strength. ASL Materials Group (Canada)10/9/04
Spider silkWeaving/Spinning. About.com, hobbies (USA)10/9/04
Spider silkin Japanese 10/9/04
Spider silka little information. Torben Lenau (Denmark)10/9/04
Spider silkMuch info and pictures. Singapore Zoological Gardens (Singapore)10/9/04
Spider silk from goat's milkPacific News Service (USA)10/9/04
Spider silk from goat's milk - hints of a new industrial revolutionA Canadian company is on the verge of manufacturing it in quantities, and by a most surprising method - in the milk of transgenic goats. Walter Truett Anderson (South Africa)10/9/04
Spider silk may solve knotty surgical problemAnita Manning of USA Today (USA)10/9/04
Spider silk may solve knotty surgical problemAnita Manning of USA Today (USA)10/9/04
Spider Silk Protein as a BiomaterialAbout the mass production of man-made spider dragline silk. From BioSteel. Nexia (Canada)10/9/04
Spider Silk: Stress-strain curves and young's modulusM. Beals, L. Gross, S. Harrell. The Institute for Environmental Modeling (USA)10/9/04
Spider Spinning SystemVery interesting pages with a lot of info and pictures. Biomimetic Materials Research Group. Clemson University (USA)10/9/04
Spider WebSome pictures of webs. FreeFoto.com (USA)10/9/04
Spider web constructionThe "web" on the picture is not an image of the actual web, but a vector trace generated by plotting the coordinates recorded by DeltaVideo, as the spider built the spirals. Delta Video. Channel D Software (USA)10/9/04
Spider websA little info. Rudy Scheibner. University of Kentucky Department of Entomology (USA)10/26/03
Spider websInfo. Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois (USA)10/9/04
Spider websInformation and pictures. Brantacan Home Page. Art, science, nature, engineering, mathematics, and some relationships between them (UK)10/9/04
Spider websSome pictures and info. Brantacan Home Page (UK)10/9/04
Spider websAn article. Forest Preserve District of Cook County (USA)10/9/04
Spider websA large number of pictures of spiderwebs. Wernher Krutein (USA)10/9/04
Spider websThe Australian Reptile Park (Australia)10/9/04
SpidersA lot of info and pictures (in Russian) (Russia)10/9/04
SpidersImportance of Spiders & Spider Silk. Cofrin Arboretum, Center for Biodiversity (USA)10/9/04
SpidersThis report deals with testing the toxicity of certain chemicals on spiders, and determining the toxicity by how it affects it's ability to weave it's web. www.goldenessays.com (USA)10/9/04
Spiders from outer spaceA group of astronauts currently training for a shuttle mission all have eight legs. Beyond 2000 (Australia)10/10/04
Spiders in SpaceInformation and pictures of the effect of micro-gravity on spider behaviour and web properties. Anne Helmenstine. Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tennessee (USA)10/9/04
SpiderwebA very good picture of a spiderweb from a linyphid spider. Hans van Reenen (The Netherlands)10/9/04
SpinnenInformation about spiders and silk (in Dutch) (The Netherlands)10/9/04
Spinning SpidersQuestions and answers. Discovery Communications (USA)10/9/04
Sponner AlexanderMicroscopical investigating of spider silks from Nephila clavipes and different aspects of their generation and their properties. Institut für Molekulare Biotechnologie (Germany)10/26/03
Stoned SpidersA spot of speed puts spiders in a spin. Scientists at the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have turned their attention from the mysteries of the cosmos to a more esoteric area of research: what happens when you get a spider stoned. Wacky Paula's Page (Sweden)10/9/04
Structural Studies of Spider SilksDavid T. Grubb, Dept of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University, NY (USA)10/9/04
Sunrise on a tangled webArticle. Bill Meredith. Emmitsburg.net (USA)10/9/04
The contruction of a wheel webHow does an orb web spider make its web? Read it here. Ed Nieuwenhuys (The Netherlands)10/26/03
The engineering genius of a spider's webInfo. David Hambling. Guardian News Service, Sohu.com (China)10/9/04
The Orb Web: An Energetic & Behavioral Estimator of a Spider's Foraging and ReprAnimal Behaviour 48 (1): 19-34. Peter M. Sherman (USA)10/9/04
The Spiders Web Part ILarge article about silk and webs. Bill Amos. Microscopy UK (UK)10/9/04
The Spiders Web Part IILarge article about silk and webs. Bill Amos. Microscopy UK (UK)10/9/04
The Stabilimentum of the Silver Argiope SpiderRon Lyons (USA)10/9/04
Ultrastructural and Morphological Variations in the Tail, Sac, and Duct of the AStudent project. Adam Gemar. California State University (USA)10/9/04
Unraveling Silk's Secrets, One Spider Species at a TimeShort article. Kenneth Chang, New York Times (USA)10/9/04
Unraveling the Weave of Spider SilkOne of nature's wondrous chemical structures is being dissected so that it can be used in human inventions. Ricki Lewis. McGraw-Hill Higher Education (USA)10/9/04
Untangling the WebSSCOM Researchers Work to Duplicate Spider Silk (USA)10/9/04
Walking on waterWhy some spiders can walk on water. David Tenenbaum (USA)10/9/04
Web construction in Araneus diadematusThis page depicts the outline of an exemplary orb-web construction of Araneus diadematus (the European Garden spider) in the laboratory. With Quicktime movie. Samuel Zschokke, Environmental Biology Research Group, University of Basel (Switzerland)10/9/04
Webs of intrigue - Thread of many uses: Spider silkPictures and info. Wild by Nature (USA)10/9/04
What is spider's silk made of?How Stuff Works (USA)10/9/04
Why a Garden spider does not get stuck in its own webMicroscopy UK. Ben Prins (The Netherlands)10/26/03
Why don't spiders stick to their own webs?Info. DrUniverse. Washington State University (USA)10/26/03
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