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Creating leather-like goods from fungus

Working professionally with mushrooms tends to be the domain of mycologists and chefs, but a San Francisco bay startup called MycoWorks is toying with the latus like roots of mushrooms called mycelium to turn the living organism into a substance as tough and pliable as leather or as rigid as wood.

SciTech Now Episode 323

In this episode of SciTech Now, MycoWorks uses mycelium from fungus to create leather-like goods; metal 3D printing; altering the process of photosynthesis; and a woman driving the automotive industry.