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Algae-based material could revolutionize the fashion industry – ZME Science

Soon, your future shirts or pants might be made of algae.

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For the first time, researchers have used 3D printers and a novel bioprinting technique to develop a sustainable material made from algae that is tough and resilient. The material could have a wide range of applications, from space exploration to the fashion industry, eventually producing sustainable clothing.
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New materials incorporating living organisms such as algae and bacteria — and the everyday products made with these materials — offer…

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