Nanotube-Coated Spider Silk Can Sense Your Heartbeat, Florida State University Study

Published: Sep 11, 2013

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Spider silk darkened with a coating of carbon nanotubes can tell if your heart just skipped a beat. Following a few simple steps, researchers have made a silk-nanotube hybrid that is tough, flexible and electrically conductive. The material might find uses in a range of bendy medical sensors.

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