High Tech Applications Of Silk

Fiorenzo Omenetto shares more than 20 incredible new uses for silk, in transmitting light, improving sustainability, adding strength and making medical leaps.

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“Whatever you want to do, whether you want to replace a vein or a bone, or maybe be more sustainable in microelectronics, perhaps drink a coffee in a cup and throw it away without guilt, maybe carry your drugs in your pocket, deliver them inside your body or deliver them across the desert, the answer may be in a thread of silk.”

You can watch Fiorenze show a few interesting examples using this versatile material at a TED Conference:

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