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Wood Nanocrystals Are Like Carbon FIber Only Lighter, Stronger, And Cheaper [Video]

2 years agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The US Forest Products Laboratory, taking a break from their lucrative pinecone-powered robotics projects, have opened a new $1.7 million pilot plant around Madison, WI to develop new nanocellulose materials. The new wood-based materials can be stronger and lighter than both Kevlar and carbon fiber, at about ten percent of the cost of those materials. More »
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Technology / Gadgets : Gizmag (2 years ago)

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