Thursday, March 08, 2012

Spider Silk Spun Into Violin Strings

"Spider silk spun into violin strings":
A Japanese researcher has used thousands of strands of spider silk to spin a set of violin strings.

The strings are said to have a "soft and profound timbre" relative to traditional gut or steel strings.

That may arise from the way the strings are twisted, resulting in a "packing structure" that leaves practically no space between any of the strands.