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A Japanese company, Spiber, has just debuted it’s a new synthetic material it calls Qmonos. Named for the Japanese word for spider web, the new material has the tensile strength of steel and the flexibility of rubber.

Researchers at Spiber believe that their new fiber could be used to strengthen products from clothing to cars to medical devices and space suits.  While Spiber may have eyes on a terrestrial pursuits, I’m wondering whether their new fiber could be used to help create a space elevator!

Watch a Video Describing the Fiber

Image and Video Courtesy of Spiber

 

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