Thursday, May 14, 2015

Clothing that produces biofuel? Mushtari, an artwork 3D printed by Stratasys

The on-the-go technologist can make biofuel from cyanobacteria within clothing.

Oxman explains that she was “Inspired by the human gastrointestinal tract, Mushtari is designed to host synthetic microorganisms – a co-culture of photosynthetic cyanobacteria and E. coli bacteria – that can fluoresce bright colors in darkness and produce sugar or biofuels when exposed to the sun. Such functions will in the near future augment the wearer by scanning our skins, repairing damaged tissue and sustaining our bodies, an experiment that has never been attempted before.”



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