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The power of spider silk

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LOGAN, Utah- A team of researchers at Utah State University say spider silk may be the material of the future and they're using goats to help mass produce it.

Spider webs are incredibly strong and flexible. The USU team led by researcher Randy Lewis has been awarded $1.9 million in funding for their project which is one of 14 selected nationwide for a U.S. Department of Energy program.  The program aims to explore environmentally friendly highway transportation technologies to help reduce the nation's petroleum use.



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