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    Iowa State's Spiderman

    Not a spider fan, but this is pretty cool stuff:

    What Wang and his research team found was that spider silks particularly the draglines that anchor webs in place conduct heat better than most materials, including very good conductors such as silicon, aluminum and pure iron. Spider silk also conducts heat 1,000 times better than woven silkworm silk and 800 times better than other organic tissues.
    http://www.sciencecodex.com/iowa_sta...s_metals-87217



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    Re: Iowa State's Spiderman

    Wow, that's pretty sweet. What do spiders use to make their silk?



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    Re: Iowa State's Spiderman

    Quote Originally Posted by no2cyclones View Post
    Wow, that's pretty sweet. What do spiders use to make their silk?
    Flies?



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    Re: Iowa State's Spiderman

    Ha, I meant in a more more biochemistry-related manner.



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    Re: Iowa State's Spiderman

    Quote Originally Posted by JUKEBOX View Post
    I just got a song stuck in my head after reading the article. Can anybody guess it?
    Am I close?

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=714-Ioa4XQw]Simpsons clip 8 "Spiderpig" - YouTube[/ame]



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    Re: Iowa State's Spiderman

    Quote Originally Posted by JUKEBOX View Post
    No.
    I see you forgot your sense of humor at home today... Was it the old "Spiderman" theme song, though?



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    Re: Iowa State's Spiderman

    Quote Originally Posted by JUKEBOX View Post
    I just got a song stuck in my head after reading the article. Can anybody guess it?
    IState



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    Re: Iowa State's Spiderman

    Quote Originally Posted by JUKEBOX View Post
    No.

    Hint. Song is from the 80s I think. Also, I didn't read the article, just the quote.
    Everybody have fun tonight.... Everybody Wang Chung tonight...



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    Re: Iowa State's Spiderman

    Quote Originally Posted by no2cyclones View Post
    Wow, that's pretty sweet. What do spiders use to make their silk?
    Figure out how they do it and you'll be a billionaire. I'll take a small 1% consultation fee.



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    Re: Iowa State's Spiderman

    Quote Originally Posted by JUKEBOX View Post
    I just got a song stuck in my head after reading the article. Can anybody guess it?
    Why, Spiderwebs, no doubt. (And yes, that's a pun on the band name as well.)



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    Re: Iowa State's Spiderman

    I think we need to debut this technology with Iowa State athletic uniforms.



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