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Consider the spiderweb

After nearly a decade, an interdisciplinary collaboration to model a 3D spider web leads to many surprising results The spiderweb is an everyday architecture — non-monumental and easily overlooked. Yet artists and scientists are working to […]

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Engineering seeds to resist drought

A new seed-coating process could facilitate agriculture on marginal arid lands by enabling the seeds to retain any available water. As the world continues to warm, many arid regions that already have marginal conditions for agriculture […]

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Silk-based filtration material breaks barriers

[fusion_text]When the Chinese first discovered silk, its superior quality and properties were thought so special, it was reserved exclusively for clothing the emperor, his relatives, and dignitaries. And for more than two millennia, the mechanisms of […]

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