15 Jul 2020

Science commentator Siouxsie Wiles

From Nine To Noon, 11:50 am on 15 July 2020

Science commentator Siouxsie Wiles joins Kathryn to talk about making silk from microbeshow humans twitch their ears when they hear interesting sounds and the importance of herd immunity.

Associate Professor Dr Siouxsie Wiles is the head of Bioluminescent Superbugs Lab at the University of Auckland.

Golden Orb Spider resting on its web during the daytime.

Spider silk is strong and lightweight, now researchers have worked out how to replicate it. Photo: Robert Downer/123 RF