Monday, October 04, 2010

Your Mutant Future Is Now

Just in case spidergoats prove difficult to industrialize,  we can now have mutant silkworms spinning glow-in-the-dark kevlar-strength fibers for our arachnoweave body armor.
Snippets of spider genes let mutant silkworms spin silk stronger than steel. Scientists have coaxed miles of spider-like silk from a colony of transgenic silkworms, opening the door for large-scale production of super-strong, tough and flexible fibers.
Full article here.

3 comments:

Brunomac said...

Just add radiation to this weirdo thingy, and you got yourself one hell of a monster.

Risus Monkey said...

It does look really creepy, doesn't it. I can just imagine a carrion crawler-style head....

seaofstarsrpg said...

Excellent. It would be fun to have something made of spidersilk, even if harvested from mutant worms.