Archived Blog Post: February 9, 2001

Charlotte's Goat - "Nexia is tackling a materials-science conundrum that has stumped even DuPont for 20 years: how to synthesize spider silk. Milking the spiders themselves is out of the question - they're cannibals. 'Put a bunch of them together and soon you end up with one big, fat, happy spider. It's like trying to farm tigers,' says Turner."