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WELDING SPIDER SILK AND KEVLAR: The process uses lasers. The results are fascinating….

WELDING SPIDER SILK AND KEVLAR: The process uses lasers. The results are fascinating.
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The silk proteins themselves are involved in locally increasing the laser power.

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