Man-Made Leaf

What do you get when you combine chloroplasts with silk? Man-made leaves that produce oxygen of course. Developed by Julian Melchiorri, these silk matrices, which are infused with real live chloroplasts, create a sustainable source of oxygen that could be used for space travel. Dezeen, a design website, interviewed Melchiorri and he said it “has an amazing property in that it stabilizes organelles.” Click here to view the first image in this week’s geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a racing fanatic simulating a rally car with a beer can and clothes iron.