Spider Silk Conducts Heat as Well as Metals, Iowa State University Study  
3/7/2012 7:49:39 AM

Xinwei Wang had a hunch that spider webs were worth a much closer look. So he ordered eight spiders -- Nephila clavipes, golden silk orbweavers -- and put them to work eating crickets and spinning webs in the cages he set up in an Iowa State University greenhouse.