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A TuftsNow January 2023 article reports on Silklab's work on wearable, printable, shapeable Sensors
Drug Discovery News reports on silk coating for oral administration of drugs
RSI (Italian-speaking Swiss Radio & Television) hosts Prof. Omenetto for a meeting about 'The Music of Silk'
Quanta Magazine and, notably, the Tufts and Silklab alumna Natalie Wolchover awarded the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory writing on the James Webb Space Telescope
Professor Omenetto and PhD Student Luciana d’Amone discuss their research in the NOVA PBS documentary, Butterfly Blueprints (10:30 timestamp)
Professor Omenetto was a 2022 Dinstinguished Lecturer at the Max Planck Institute: Living materials – manipulating light with forms of the past?"
A January 2022 article by the American Institute of Physics in Phys.org features Silklab's perspective on silk as a material
A June 2021 wired article titled "The Race to Put Silk in Nearly Everything" reviews the recent history of silk pioneering, and mentions a
few silk startups co-founded by Prof. Omenetto
A June 2021 article in TuftsNow: "Inkjet Printing 'Impossible Materials'"
"A TuftsNow June 2021 article reports on Silklab's work to Make Powerful Underwater Glue Inspired by Barnacles and Mussels"
"A June 2021 New Scientist article: "Underwater glue made from silk can cling to surfaces like a barnacle"
TuftsNow reports in May 2021 that "Tufts SilkLab Creates Leather-like Material from Silk Proteins"
A Fast Company magazine issue: "This Fake Leather is Made From Silk"
TuftsNow published in March 2021 the article "Controlled by Light Alone, New Smart Materials Twist, Bend and Move"
A July 2020 TechTales article: "Smart fabrics with bioactive inks monitor body"
A July 2020 Scientific American article: "Color-Changing Ink Turns Clothes into Giant Chemical Sensors"
Tufts University released a video about Silklab's chemically sensing fabrics, and TuftsNow released an article, "New smart fabrics with bioactive inks monitor body and environment by changing color"
An October 2019 Phys Org article: "New silk materials can wrinkle into detailed patterns, then unwrinkle to be 'reprinted'"
A September 2019 Scientific American article: "The Future of Silk"
A May 2018 exhibit in the Barcelona Design Museum: "‘Design Does’: Lachesis – Drawing the Fabric of Life"
A 2017 MIT Technology Video: "Spinning Silk into Sensors"
A December 2016 Phys Org article: "Engineers create programmable silk-based materials with embedded, pre-designed functions"
A September 2015 Med Device article: "New Bioink Can 3D Print Tissue At Room Temperature"
A July 2015 New Atlas article: A July 2015 New Atlas article: "Silk-based functional inks put biosensor data on your fingertips"
A June 2015 Science Friday article: "The Silk Road’s Turn Toward Biotechnology"
A June 2015 CNN article: "The healing 'microchip' under your skin"
A January 2015 Wired article: "Turning silk into edible food wrappers and flexible screens"
A 2015 Video: "Materiali viventi per il futuro (Living materials for the future)"
A November 2014 Forbes article: "Wireless Implant Eliminates Bacteria, Then Dissolves"
An April 2014 Wall Street Journal article: "Bionics to Track Your Health"
A March 2014 Chemistry World article: "Silkscreen printing goes nano"
A September 2013 NBC article: "It's Alive(ish)! Brain Cells Grow and Respond in Artificial Tissue"
An October 2013 video: Leading-edge Technologies Session - Innovative City Forum.
In 2011, Professor Omenetto gives a Ted Talk on "Silk, the ancient material of the future"