Podcast: The Nanomechanics of
Spider Webs

November 2012

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Markus J. Buehler, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has analyzed the complex structure of spider silk and its strength. In this podcast, Prof. Buehler talks about what makes it so robust and how the understanding of nanomechanics in spider webs can be applied to manmade constructions.

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