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Silk Worms

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Silk worms turn into moths.

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Silk Pavillion - CNC Deposited Silk & Silkworm Construction at the MIT Media Lab (@medialab)

Silk Pavillion - CNC Deposited Silk & Silkworm Construction at the MIT Media Lab (@medialab) | Silk | Scoop.it
The Silk Pavilion explores the relationship between digital and biological fabrication by using silk threads laid down by a CNC machine followed by a swarm of 6,500 silkworms spinning flat non-woven silk patches.

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The future of silk 

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SILK!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silk

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Silk is a natural protein fibre, some forms of which can be woven into textiles. The protein fibre of silk is composed mainly of fibroin and produced by certain insect larvae to form cocoons.[1] The best-known type of silk is obtained from the cocoons of the larvae of themulberry silkworm Bombyx mori reared in captivity (sericulture). The shimmering appearance of silk is due to the triangular prism-like structure of the silk fibre, which allows silk cloth to refract incoming light at different angles, thus producing different colors.

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