Nature's Fiber

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How cool is this!?

http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/08/21/natural.fiberoptics.ap/index.html [Broken]
 
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I say it's Hell-A-Cool!

Here's the quote on that page:

We can draw it on paper and think about engineering it but we're in the stone age compared to nature. -- Geri Richmond

Well, nature doesn't need funding now does it?
 
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LURCH
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That's pretty amazing alright. I wonder how these fibers would compare with the fur on a polar bear for flexability, durability, optical properties, etc.
 
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Ivan Seeking
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...what a few million years of evolution will do. Amazing!
 

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