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A 3-D Printed Living Chair

Adele Peters

Most 3D printers use plastic, but Dutch designer Eric Klarenbeek found a way to print with mycelium, an underground fungus. He mixed the mycelium with water and powdered straw to print the shape of the chair, and then let the fungus keep growing to fill it in. The result was a lightweight, strong material Klarenbeek says could even be used to build houses.

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