Our lead story today highlighted the possible applications for a "living material" made from microalgae and cellulose.
The material, developed by a team at the University of Rochester and Delft University of Technology, could someday support energy applications like artificial leaves, photosynthetic skins, or photosynthetic bio-garments.
"Our photosynthetic materials are able to convert sunlight and carbon dioxide to stored energy in a way that is very simple and passive," said Prof. Anne Meyer in the Tech Briefs Q&A. "These materials could therefore be great options for producing energy in space- or resource-limited environments such as in under-water or space colonies."
What do you think?
This week's Question: Will 'Living Materials' Catch On?