spider silk

This week on Current State, we speak with a Lansing woman whose family was affected by Hurricane Irma. Also an MSU professor explains the intensity of this year's hurricanes. Learn how spiders and two Michigan companies are working to protect members of the military. Learn why Charlotte might be cheering for the Dallas Cowboys these days. Plus, the story of buying Spartans gear that turned emotional.


silk threads under microscope
Courtesy / Kraig Biocraft Laboratories

If you’re a fan of Marvel superheroes, you know the story.

Boy meets spider.

Spider bites boy.

Boy develops extraordinary powers.

Boy designs uber-cool spider suit. 

Now, imagine a tough, protective suit worn by real-life heroes that actually comes from a spider.