Researchers in Finland have created a prototype for biodegradable headphones that are made from fungus.
The headphones, called Korvaa headphones, were created in a joint effort by three sets of scientists at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland to raise awareness about microbes and how they can be used in sustainable production. They were made in collaboration with Aalto University and design firm Aivan.
“We wanted to combine these different materials in the headset because we thought it was a great opportunity to combine different materials, and no one had done it before, actually, to bring all these different microbes into the development of [an] electronic device,” one of the scientists Pezhman Mohammadi explained.”
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