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Strongest Natural Material?

David Schultz in ScienceShhot: Spider silk dethroned as nature‚Äôs toughest fiber: Spider silk is famous for its amazing toughness, and until recently a tensile strength of 1.3 gigapascals (GPa) was enough to earn it the title of strongest natural material. … Continue reading

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The First Microscopists

Awesome video from Howard Hughes Medical Institute: * * * This video presents a somewhat more elaborate introduction to the early history of microscopy.

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