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