Monday, April 1, 2019

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Environmental & Science Education
Edward Hessler

If you'd like to know more about spiders, especially spider silk, then this video is for you.

I didn't know that scientists have identified 46,000 different kinds (species) of spiders in the world (so far) or that they make more than one kind of silk--four to eight different kinds.

One of the special features in this film is the conversation with Dr. Cheryl Hayashi an expert on spider silks. You will also learn why we have an interest in spider silk beyond its science. It has potential applications, e.g., in bioengineering.

Dr. Hayashi received a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship in 2007 when she was at the University of California--Riverside..

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