Fishy BioInnovations – Navy weaponizing hagfish slime, mussel-based glass, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of June 10th

June 9, 2022 |

The U.S. Navy is up to something fishy – hagfish that is. Researchers are evaluating the use of hagfish slime – a unique goo that can swell to 10,000 times its original size – to clog the propellors of enemy ships. And in London, a materials innovation partnership developed a technique to turn the shells of an invasive mussel species into glass.

In today’s Digest, check out these fishy bioinnovations as well as using silk waste to prevent food waste, using barley waste for beer packaging, and more.

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