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Researchers look to make environmentally friendly plastics

Every year, more than 30 billion water bottles are added to America's landfills, creating a mountainous environmental problem. But if research at Missouri University of Science and Technology is successful, the plastic bottles of the future could literally disappear within four months of being discarded.

Posted: Apr 16th, 2008

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Researchers discover chromium's hidden magnetic talents

Two Dartmouth researchers have determined that the element chromium displays electrical properties of magnets in surprising ways. This finding can be used in the emerging field of spintronics, which might someday contribute to new and more energy-efficient ways of processing and storing data.

Posted: Apr 16th, 2008

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