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Scientists from Harvard and Tufts create silk screws and plates for use in healing bone fractures. Unlike their steel counterparts, these could dissolve in the body and even be used to deliver antibiotics.
A team from MIT's Media Lab pair a robotic arm with a swarm of 6,500 silkworms to explore the relationship between digital and biological fabrication.
A baby with a rare condition will get to go home for the first time thanks to a 3D-printed airway splint that is helping him breathe on his own.
A recent project for Dewar's whisky involved employing hordes of bees to "print" beeswax sculptures.
A hacker robot takes the brute force approach to guessing smartphone PINs by just punching in numbers until it hits the right combination.
Qmonos is a tough, lightweight artificial spider silk with mass production applications, including everything from car parts to artificial blood vessels.
Beware humans, the animals are slowing taking over. First, cats and iPads. Now, lizards and smartphones. Check out this video of a tech-saavy dragon.