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The “first man-made biological leaf” could enable humans to colonise space»

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Melchiorri’s Silk Leaf project, which he developed as part of the Royal College of Art's Innovation Design Engineering course in collaboration with Tufts University silk lab, consists of chloroplasts suspended in a matrix made out of silk protein.

My mom, former science teacher: “It’s made out of silk protein?”  *awed whisper* “You could make clothes out of it.”

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