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Video: Fish Slime Makes Tough, Silk-Like Fiber

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William K.
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Re: Self-Assembling Fibers
William K.   12/28/2012 9:26:50 AM
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This could indeed be a valuable discovery, although it appears that quite a bit of process development will be needed. Possibly the best part may be the independence from petro-chemical feedstock requirements, although we were not told just what the feedstock does come from.

There should be quite a range of applications for the final product, though.

As for the name, why not call then "armor-fish", which has a much better ring to it.

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Self-Assembling Fibers
Greg M. Jung   12/27/2012 9:54:40 PM
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The video of the self-asembing fibers was eye-opening and looked promising.  I like the fact that this product could potentially displace some petro-chemical based polymers.

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Cabe Atwell   12/27/2012 3:37:36 PM
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I am surprised that no one can artificially reproduce spider silk. I suppose nature wins again. 

Time to start harvesting from the world's largest spider web.

Lake Tawakoni State Park, n. Wills Point, Hunt Co., Texas

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NadineJ   12/27/2012 1:14:04 PM
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I like this development but it needs to be renamed before it hits the public.

Slime fish silk isn't appealing.  I don't see any benefit yet.  If it can be as strong as spider silk in the future, that would be great.  It's too early to have an opinion or comment.

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