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Laser Procedure Erases Combat Wounds

Laser Procedure Erases Combat Wounds

AP (July 3, 2014) A laser procedure used to smooth wrinkles is now helping erase battle scars and give back range of motion to amputees who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. (July 3) Video provided by AP
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How Ford and Heinz Will Make Cars Out of Tomatoes This Summer

How Ford and Heinz Will Make Cars Out of Tomatoes This Summer

TheStreet (June 10, 2014) Ford and Heinz are teaming up to find a new use for tomatoes: car parts. Together, the automaker and food processing company plan to fund research to explore the use of tomato fiber as a sustainable bio-plastic material for use in vehicle manufacturing. Researchers are currently testing the durability of dried tomato skins for use in wiring brackets within the hood or as a storage bin in the center console. Use of the food processing byproduct would fulfil Ford’s goal of reducing the use of petrochemicals in its manufacturing process. Already, Ford has integrated the use of other recycled and bio-based materials including coconuts, cotton, rice hulls and soy. Video provided by TheStreet
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Tata Nano, Other Indian Cars Fail Crash Tests

Tata Nano, Other Indian Cars Fail Crash Tests

AFP (Feb. 1, 2014) The Tata Nano, billed as the world's cheapest car, and a host of other top-selling small models from India, fail their first independent crash tests. Video provided by AFP
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Nano-Engineers Produce Liquid-Repellent Paper

Nano-Engineers Produce Liquid-Repellent Paper

Reuters (Jan. 9, 2014) Through a nano-engineering process, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have changed the chemical properties of paper to give it the ability to repel liquid more efficiently and at lower cost than existing materials. As Ben Gruber reports, it looks and feels like conventional paper, but that's where the similarities end.
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