Spider silk bras could be the next big thing
It has long been known that spider-produced silk is one of the toughest materials in existence. Research has been poured into manufacturing it on a large scale.
Now, researchers at Bolt Threads in California have found a way to engineer large quantities of synthetic spider silk through yeast production. The yeast produces a combination of water, sugar, and salt which is then sent through a centrifuge.
To escalate the production, The Michigan Biotechnology Institute plans to take Bolt's technology to the next level. Unifi Labs, a textile manufacturer, will eventually develop the silk into sportswear and bras.
This could change the game for the textile industry, as well as for military technology, as spider silk is known to be potentially bulletproof.