Spiderman’s webbing would be strong enough to stop a moving train, say physics students

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University of Leicester physics students calculate that the strength of Spiderman’s webbing is proportional to that of real spidersIn Spiderman 2, the superhero uses his webbing to bring a runaway train to a standstill moments before it plummets over the end of the track.But could a material with the strength and toughness of spiders’ web really stop four crowded subway cars?According to University of Leicester physics students, the answer is yes.A group of three fourth year MPhys student...

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