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Library of Spider Silk Could Hold Secrets for New Materials

With two pairs of fine-tipped tweezers and the hands of a surgeon, Cheryl Hayashi began dissecting the body of a silver garden spider under her microscope. In just a few minutes, she found what she was seeking: hundreds of silk glands, the organs spiders use to make their webs. Some looked like mashed potatoes, others

Arctic Warfare Instructors Offer Advice for Weathering Polar Temperatures

A flat tire sidelined Maj. Chad Peltier’s vehicle in minus 22-degree weather recently as he was on his way to pick up his wife, but he knew exactly how to handle the situation. “I take two lug nuts off, get back in the car (to warm up), take two lug nuts off, get back in