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Aquaponics. Spider silk spun into violin strings. 4 March 2012Last updated at 19:59 ET By Jason Palmer Science and technology reporter, BBC News More than 300 spiders were used to generate the thousands of strands of silk making up each string A Japanese researcher has used thousands of strands of spider silk to spin a set of violin strings.

Spider silk spun into violin strings

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

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Earthship Biotecture Green Buildings. PLANETOPHYSICAL STATE OF THE EARTH AND LIFE. The US should invest in farmers' markets, report says. O’Hara estimates that these funds, along with farm to school programs, could help create as many as 13,500 new jobs.

The US should invest in farmers' markets, report says

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