Living Materials’ Could Lead To Better Solar Cells And Self-Healing Substances

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Researchers have discovered how to get bacteria to form biofilms that can combined with nonliving materials.

These “living materials” could allow scientists to reap the benefits of living cells and nonliving materials, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) news release reported.

Live cells are able to “respond to their environment, produce complex biological molecules, and span multiple length scales,” while nonliving materials can conduct electricity and generate light, the news release reported.

By Jarrett Neil Ridlinghafer 
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