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dc.contributor.authorHacker, Randi
dc.contributor.authorTsutsui, William
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-03T20:39:55Z
dc.date.available2014-06-03T20:39:55Z
dc.date.issued2008-02-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/13853
dc.descriptionThis is one of hundreds of 60-second radio spots created by the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) for Kansas Public Radio (KPR). The purpose of this outreach program is to introduce the people of Kansas to the culture and current issues of East Asia.
dc.description.abstractBroadcast Transcript: What do you get if you cross a spider with a silkworm? Super socks. Don't get it? Frankly, neither do we but it's a fact. A Japanese sock manufacturer in Nara Prefecture has joined forces with a university professor to create a superstrong silk thread by injecting spider thread genes into silkworm eggs for a stronger and more elastic pair of socks. The hybrid thread is called spider silk and is expected to be twice as strong and stretchy as conventional silk thread. In addition to sox, spider silk can be used for sutures and fishing line. Well, now that they've made silk sox out of a spider's thread what's next? A silk purse out of a sow's ear? #ceas #hacker #japan #tsutsui
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherCenter for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPostcards from Asia;0109
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://audioboo.fm/boos/828930-0109-super-spider-silk
dc.subjectJapan
dc.subjectSilk
dc.subjectSpider
dc.subjectSpider Silk
dc.subjectNara Prefecture
dc.titleSuper Spider Silk
dc.typeRecording, oral
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