Volume 94 Issue 42 | p. 3 | Letters
Issue Date: October 24, 2016

Re: spinning a good yarn

Department: Letters

Scientists reported that a diet featuring graphene or single-walled carbon nanotubes could improve the strength and toughness of the silk produced by silkworms. Online readers considered the possibilities.

cenm.ag/strongsilk

Popeye eats spinach for strength and silkworms eat carbon and graphene for silk production.

Mark Mendoza (@MarkosAMendoza) via Twitter

I named my pet silkworm Carbon Nanotube after this article!

Olivia via C&EN’s website

This takes the concept of a high-fiber diet to a whole new level.

Nilesh Shah (@NShah1282) via Twitter

 
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