Spider silk spun into violin strings

A Japanese researcher has used thousands of strands of spider silk to spin a set of violin strings.

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

That may arise from the way the strings are twisted, resulting in a packing structure that leaves practically no space between any of the strands. The strings will be described in a forthcoming edition of the journal Physical Review Letters — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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