Our tenth episode! Lucas learns how engineers are working with spiders to create new materials and Jesse looks into why blood type might matter a whole lot less in the not too distant future. Listen on iTunes.
A Web of Carbon:
- "Silk reinforced with graphene or carbon nanotubes spun by spiders" - arXiv.org
- "Spiders sprayed with graphene or carbon nanotubes spin super silk"- NewScientist
The Universal Donor:
- "Toward Efficient Enzymes for the Generation of Universal Blood through Structure-Guided Directed Evolution" - Journal of the American Chemical Society
- "Researchers closer to being able to change blood types" - UBC Science