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Spider-silk strings


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(This mightn't be as new to others as it is to me, in which case: apologies.)

A Japanese researcher has used thousands of strands of spider silk to spin a set of violin strings.

The strings are said to have a "soft and profound timbre" relative to traditional gut or steel strings.

That may arise from the way the strings are twisted, resulting in a "packing structure" that leaves practically no space between any of the strands.

more at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17232058

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