1. In 2018. by way of thanks for being a part of this community, we'll be choosing 16 active members of our community at random to receive a special gift and a gift certificate for one of our affiliate vendors, to represent each of our 16 years.

    Fok and the Styleforum Team

    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Spider Silk Scarves in our lifetime?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Pantisocrat, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Pantisocrat

    Pantisocrat Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    1,772
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2010
    Location:
    États-Unis
    Apparently, a team of researchers at Notre Dame was able to use E.Coli to manufacture spider silk. You guys think we'll see some fine spider silk scarves or socks in the next few decades?

    Look at how nice this stuff is:

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2012


  2. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    8,664
    Likes Received:
    1,955
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2010
    Location:
    Zulu minus 7


  3. babylon

    babylon Active Member

    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2012


  4. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    8,664
    Likes Received:
    1,955
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2010
    Location:
    Zulu minus 7
    

    ya... and kinda freaky!
     


  5. dhaller

    dhaller Senior Member

    Messages:
    114
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    That is so cool.

    I first read about it years ago - spider silk is literally one of nature's most remarkable products: incredibly strong, incredibly light, super-versatile (used as a structural material, a weapon, a mode of conveyance, and so on). I would buy spidersilk products in a heartbeat.

    If nothing else, I'd love to have gossamer-thin yet strong and insulating baselayers.

    (I'd say something about "Drow" but I don't want to peg myself as a nerd :))

    DH
     


  6. Pantisocrat

    Pantisocrat Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    1,772
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2010
    Location:
    États-Unis
    what's drow?

    I've never felt spider silk material up close...I hope it feels like cashmere.
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2012


  7. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    8,664
    Likes Received:
    1,955
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2010
    Location:
    Zulu minus 7
    it probably does... silky feel, but much stronger. It still SOUNDS kinda creepy tho.

    I think that "drow" is some Dungeons&Dragons shit... I had to look it up. Thus DH's "nerd" comment.
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2012


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by