Innovation: Silk of the future

With the strive for new materials that are sustainable, environmentally responsible and bio-degradable, Fiorenzo Omenetto showcased the latest innovation in materials at a recent TED conference. With over 20 incredible properties this new material is implantable in the human body and is technologically similar to micro electronics. Clear and transparent, it is made up of water and protein and is essentially silk. Programmable, bio-degradable, able to transmit light and with the ability to show holographic imagery, this really is a future thinking material. Derived from one of nature’s most sumptuous and beautiful materials, we really are witnessing a new materials revolution.

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