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Season 29 Episode 05.01.11

Fiorenzo Omenetto: Silk, the ancient material of the future

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Fiorenzo Omenetto shares 20+ astonishing new uses for silk, one of nature's most elegant materials -- in transmitting light, improving sustainability, adding strength and making medical leaps and bounds. On stage, he shows a few intriguing items made of the versatile stuff.

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