Thursday, March 31, 2011

Nano-Fibres from Fruit = Pineapple Cars?

Engadget reports on research presented by Dr Alcides Leão from Brazil to the 241st National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) that nano-fibres could be made from fruit 30 March 2011. The new textile would be 30% lighter than carbon fibres, which are currently being used in a range of transport vehicle designs from car bodies to bicycle frames and protective clothing. The nano-fibres have the strength of kevlar and could be used in a wide range of consumer products.

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