|Cross Wired II|
// Synthetic Biology + Design offers oportunity for products whose natural processes respond to the user and environment.
// A cellulose filter provides a nanoscale barrier to toxic particles.
// A second barrier of pollution re-mediating cells also fluoresce giving a visual feedback of pollution levels.
|Concept: beyond biomimicry|
// Synthetic Biology + Design goes beyong biomimicry and allows us to build with nature itself.
// DNA from corals and jelly fish can be given to e.coli cells to produce light harvesting proteins.
// The proteins absorb specific wavelengths in the visible and ultra violet.
// These fluorescent pink and yellow proteins used in dye senstitised solar cells produce energy from light.
|Concept: new manufacturing processes|
// Synthetic Biology + Design offers new materials, forms and production methods.
// Using genetic code to govern the shape of organisms, can we grow materials in situ?
// A hybrid product: bioplastic shell produced in situ by bacterial cells grows to house electonic components.