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Silkworms Eat Carbon Nanotubes, Create Electric Super Silk

Engineers and wide-eyed futurologists alike believe the future of technologies and materials lie in nanomaterials. These microscopic structures represent some of the most cutting-edge engineering on the planet, and the potential applications of graphene and carbon nanotubes so far seem limitless. Medical researchers have already begun testing...
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