Posted: February 28, 2012 by Wildcat in Uncategorized

Silk is a marvelously versatile material that is useful in an incredibly wide variety of settings besides luxurious underwear. You can find it in surgical sutures, flexible electronics, and other biologically friendly applications. And soon you might be finding it in your food. Scientists at Tufts University have now engineered the multitalented material into fully chewable food sensors. Pasted onto eggs, stamped onto fruit or floating in milk, they can warn you when your fruit is ripe, or when your milk has gone sour. (via Chew On This: Edible Silk Sensors To Monitor Your Food | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation)

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