Dragon Silk Spider Silk Armor

Kevlar is what the Army has been using in body armor for decades, but spider silk may be change that. Michigan-based bioengineering company Kraig Biocraft has genetically altered silkworms to produce spider silk, and calls it “Dragon Silk”. They recently won a contract with the US Army to use this material in body armor. Simply put as possible, Kraig Biocraft inserted the genes for making spider silk into silkworms, thus creating a composite silk strong as normal spider silk yet much easier to produce. Click here to view the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of Star Wars Bears.

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