Innovative thinking: silk 5.000 years old with a great future

This sensational TED's video which you find at this link here is another great exemple of innovation: how is it possible to bring innovation to something like the silk, which is more than 5.000 years old? Fiorenzo Omenetto is explaining how they achieve this spectacular result, by reverse engineering the process known and commonly applied. He shares more than 20 astonishing new uses for silk, one of nature's most elegant materials: in transmitting light, improving sustainability, adding strength and making medical leaps and bounds.