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Re: spinning a good yarn

October 24, 2016 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 94, ISSUE 42

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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