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The hagfish or "slime eel" shoots out slime containing silk-like fibers of remarkable strength.
Iron beads made from meteoric metals predate the Iron Age.
It's smooth, slippery, and strong -- but despite the efforts of many researchers, spiders and caterpillars do it best. We'll talk about silk.
The author of the book Spacesuit explains the history behind the Apollo 11 spacesuit.
Researchers have been able to build a fabric-based camera out of a mesh of light-sensitive fibers. We'll talk about the wok and efforts to use fibers in advanced electronics and other devices.
The nautilus, the “living fossil” of cephalopods, can uncover the origins of the...
Could a stash of ancient bones be the work of a giant cephalopod?
In less than a second, cephalopods can change the color, pattern and shape of th...
Biologist Sarah Zylinski studies how cuttlefish see the world by looking at thei...
\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.