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Spider silk: the ultimate material for an air mattress?
3/27/2018

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Spider silk: the ultimate material for an air mattress?
Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
20:30:59 GMT

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Blog Post by Apollia, owner and administrator of Non24.Com and Non24.Org


I'm still missing my now-useless way too fragile airbeds, which I already wrote about in this previous blog post.

I miss them so much that if I were rich, I might actually seriously pursue the whim of getting into the air bed business to try to figure out how to make the best, most truly durable air beds humankind has ever known.

TRULY durable - not "durable" in marketer language, which probably too often translates to "pathetically fragile" in good, honest English.


But, since I'm not rich, I'm probably just going to publicly daydream about my ideal air bed, and share this possibly good idea I thought of today.

Totally ignoring the issues of cost and profitability, I tried to brainstorm whatever I, as a layperson (with sometimes a lot of interest in scientific topics) could think of that might possibly work.

Other than rubber (an idea I'm not sure I like, since rubber has a smell, and rubber tires wear out eventually), spider silk was one of the first specific ideas to pop into my mind.


I think I heard or read in the news many years ago that spider silk is reputed to somehow be as strong as steel.

So, might it work for an air bed?


This article makes me think the answer might be yes:

Could parachutes soon be made out of spider webs? Arachnids fed graphene spin webs 5X stronger that can carry a human and are as durable as bulletproof Kevlar
Sept. 3, 2017 from DailyMail.co.uk

If specially-prepared spider silk is good enough for parachutes, maybe it would be good enough to prevent an airbed from so easily acquiring holes, tears, or a distorted stretched shape?


Here's another interesting page:

Spider Silk | Kraig Biocraft Laboratories


I really wish I were rich, because if I were, nothing would be stopping me from dropping everything and trying to figure out if a spider silk air bed (or any other probably untried possibly plausible material for an air bed) is a truly feasible, good idea or not.

But, since I'm not rich, and there are many other things besides air bed creation that I need to get done, I'm just writing this blog post.

And hoping someone rich (or exceptionally motivated) will create such an air bed, and maybe send me a free one, or better yet, a reward of lots of money for giving them such a (hopefully) wonderful idea that might make them rich(er).

A gal can dream...

...and keep pointing out her donations and microdonations page. :-)

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