The future bulletproof jacket will be based on spider webs - Dr. Uri Gat managed to synthesize insect spider webs stronger than steel chains

Dr. Uri Gat, in cooperation with researchers from Germany, managed to artificially synthesize spider webs, six times stronger than steel wires.
The thickness of each fiber is one thousandth of a millimeter and it is produced by a virus that is inserted into insect cells.

Possible applications: vests, surgical stitching, microconductors, fiber optics, fishing equipment and clothing; 
Read more in De Marker (in Hebrew)
Read the scientific publication in Current Biology

Protein of the spider web