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Flower power! Dandelions make car tires?

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August 20, 2014
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Forget rolling on rubber, could car drivers soon be traveling on tires made from dandelions? Teams of scientists are racing to breed a type of the yellow flower whose taproot has a milky fluid with tire-grade rubber particles in it. As Joanna Partridge reports, global tire makers are investing millions in research into a new tire source. Video provided by Reuters


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CBC (Apr. 22, 2013) — A unique flower at the Edmonton's Muttart Conservatory, called Putrella or more commonly the corpse flower, bloomed overnight and is emitting a foul odour some describe as like rotting meat.
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A Real Stinker on Capitol Hill

A Real Stinker on Capitol Hill

AP (July 22, 2013) — Giant "corpse flower" blooms with the odor of rotting flesh. Bloom expected to continue for a week as botanists and visitors vie for a peak and sniff of the giant flower.
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Flower Show Brings Early Spring to Philly

Flower Show Brings Early Spring to Philly

AP (Feb. 28, 2014) — Flower experts prepare for the Philadelphia Flower Show ahead of Saturday's opening. It's the world's largest indoor exhibition of flowers. (Feb. 28) Video provided by AP
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Locust Plague Descends on Madagascan Capital

Locust Plague Descends on Madagascan Capital

AFP (Aug. 29, 2014) — A thick grey swarm of locusts engulfed Madagascar's capital on Thursday, sending children scuttling and causing florists to burn tires in panic. Duration: 00:55 Video provided by AFP
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