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“The telescreen received and transmitted simultaneously… There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment… It was even conceivable that (the police) watched everybody all the time… You had to live… in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard and… every movement scrutinized.” George Orwell, 1984 (1949) Autonomic (Self-Repairing) Materials Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) microcapsules to “heal” cracks Ionomer coatings to “self-clean” surfaces; Biologically active molecular arrays to “regrow” damage; Transgenetic Biopolymers; Bio-production of spider silk from goat milk (“Biosteel”)

“The telescreen received and transmitted simultaneously… There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment… It was even conceivable that (the police) watched everybody all the time… You had to live… in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard and… every movement scrutinized.” George Orwell, 1984 (1949) Autonomic (Self-Repairing) Materials Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) microcapsules to “heal” cracks Ionomer coatings to “self-clean” surfaces; Biologically active molecular arrays to “regrow” damage; Transgenetic Biopolymers; Bio-production of spider silk from goat milk (“Biosteel”)

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Spider silk is…

–Strong: greater tensile strength than steel’s
–Flexible: Can stretch 30x its length
–Lightweight: 25% lighter than composites

Each goat produces 4-22 grams/day of silk
protein

Status

–Over 150 genetically modified goats bred
–Silk protein extraction process under
development

SME: Dr. J. Turner, Nexia Biotechnologies

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