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    Comparing Modern and Classical Perspectives on Spider Silks and Webs
    with Gabriele Greco, Virginia Mastellari, and Nicola M. Pugno
    Perspectives on Science 29 (2): 133-156. 2021.
    Spiders have always fascinated humankind as whilst they are often reviled, their product, the web and its silk, are commonly viewed in awe. As such, silks’ material properties and the fear and fascination surrounding the animals that spin it are seen to play an important role in the development of many cultures and societies. More recently this is even more so with the formalization of this inspiration in scientific and technical communities through biomimetics. The aim of this work is to reflec…Read more