Old & New Materials

When someone says silk, we usually associate it with high end fabrics such as ties, shirts, and pants. In recent experiments and discoveries we learn of the strength of silk, and how simple it’s composed of (mostly proteins). Silk has many more uses than just clothing, we can use it as replacements for damage ligaments and joints, for Kevlar armor, and much more. The Samurai Sword, one of the most well known blade because of the elegance, strength, and durability. These masterpieces took the masters of blacksmiths to perfect, and months to create. Using basic knowledge of how the elements react to heat and how to use that to their advantage to create such a beautiful blade. Both of these technologies go far back, but using both to help lead a way to new innovations and creations.

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