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TED Talks: Season 2016

2016x182 Oded Shoseyov: How we're harnessing nature's hidden superpowers
TV-PG

  • 2016-09-27T23:00:00-05:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

What do you get when you combine the strongest materials from the plant world with the most elastic ones from the insect kingdom? Super-performing materials that might transform ... everything. Nanobiotechnologist Oded Shoseyov walks us through examples of amazing materials found throughout nature, in everything from cat fleas to sequoia trees, and shows the creative ways his team is harnessing them in everything from sports shoes to medical implants.

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