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Safe motorcycle helmets made of carrot fibers

Crackpot idea or recipe for success? This is a question entrepreneurs often face. Is it worth converting the production process to a new, ecologically better material? Empa has developed an analysis method that enables companies ...

dateAug 06, 2015 in Materials Science
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Harnessing the power of waste

What are you wearing right now? It's not a pickup line—it's a measure of your carbon footprint. If you're sporting any man-made fabrics, like polyester, Dacron or rayon, you're clothed in chemicals derived from nonrenewable ...

dateAug 05, 2015 in Materials Science
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