This is no figment of a scientist's imagination, and research revealed that when scientists wrapped spider silk in carbon nanotubes, they got eco-friendly wires.
And what is more they could also conduct electricity when they were bent. Researchers adhered the carbon nanotubes to the spider silk with a drop of water, which led to creation of wires from the materials.
"It turns out that this high-grade, remarkable material has many functions," said Eden Steven, one of the researchers. It can be used as a humidity sensor, a strain sensor, an actuator (a device that acts as an artificial muscle, for lifting weights and more) and as an electrical wire."