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.


“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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