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2012 News in Brief



Buehler’s work on spider silk reaches new audiences

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Spider SilkIn mid-August, Professor Markus Buehler was a guest on NPR’s On Point program on a show called “The Amazing World of Spiders.” Buehler’s research on the mechanical properties of spider silk placed him in a good position to provide commentary on what he calls the “amazing properties of spider silk and spider webs” and how and understanding of them can be used to design new materials. Buehler and his work on spider silk were also the topic of a news story and video on the MIT’ Industrial Liaison Program’s website in August.