Spider Silk May Be The Hot New Trend In Violin Strings
Spider silk is known for having a high tensile strength, high elasticity, and being able to maintain both of those qualities even in cold temperatures. As a result, it could have wide applications in things like ligament repair, and even biosteel, but who would have thought that it could also be great for violin strings? Shigeyoshi Osaki at Nara Medical University in Japan did, and after studying spiders and their silk for 35 years, he's managed to figure out a way to create sets of spider strings. Why would you do that? Well, they sound really, really good.Read on...