DailyDirt: More Miraculous Manmade Materials

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There's no shortage of new man-made materials being developed, and they come in all different shapes, sizes and purposes. Sometimes it's about making something old in a new way, or giving something common an extremely uncommon property — or just producing something in previously unimaginable quantities. Here are some new developments from the world of synthetics.

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Filed Under: carbon dioxide, co2, concrete, greenhouse gas, material science, materials, spider silk, textiles, transparent wood
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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 19 May 2016 @ 7:38pm

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    I recommend you watch the Rice University video on producing Carbon Nanofiber threads and then go on to look into their partner Teijin Aramid:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XDJC64tDR0
    In the video you can see the fiber spinning cylinder used.
    Created spider silk is much closer to mass production than you thought.

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