Comb-Charging Spider's Nanofiber Secrets (IMAGE) University of Oxford Caption The "garden center spider" (<i>Uloborus plumipes</i>) combs and pulls its silk and builds up an electrostatic charge to create sticky filaments just a few nanometers thick. It could inspire a new way to make super long and strong nanofibers. Credit Hartmut Kronenberger & Katrin Kronenberger (Oxford University) Usage Restrictions To illustrate this story License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.