1. Soon cutting trees will be a thing of the past

We have been slaughtering trees as if they grow in a day and as if they are unlimited in number. A global forest survey reveals that since the beginning of human civilization, we have already wiped out 54 percent of the total tree population on Earth, and uncontrolled deforestation is one of the main causes of frequent heat waves, droughts, and tsunamis. We still cut trees in large numbers on a daily basis to make products like paper, wax, medicines, rubber, and furniture which are so basic to our lifestyle that we can not imagine our lives without them. So will trees be wiped out from the face of the earth? Well, maybe not anymore. It has been proved that we can now 3D print as much wood as we want without cutting a single tree, thanks to a groundbreaking innovation published in the journal Materials Today that shed light on the world’s first 3D-printed lab-grown wood. By the means of this research, the scientists....

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