Our second INSIDER story today featured a new switching effect for thermal conductivity.
Professor Patrick Hopkins and his colleagues discovered that a responsive protein from squid ring teeth contained properties supporting an on-and-off kind of thermal regulation. When the squid teeth protein is hydrated, conductivity increases.
"These proteins can be mass produced, 3D printed, made into textiles, you name it, so the end use is potentially endless," said Hopkins.
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Are the Possibilities for Squid Proteins 'Potentially Endless?' Tell us the applications you envision.