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Researchers from Syracuse have found that mixing nanocrystals of cellulose with plastics creates a substance that strengthens plastic "by a factor of 3,000". And it's environmentally friendly with the cellulose parts biodegrading within 90 days.

Why wood? Aside from the vast possibilities of new sexual innuendo, wood has more cellulose than other plants, so scientists get more bang for their buck of raw materials. We'd question why scientists aren't combining titanium with plastic instead, but we don't want to be too hard on them.


BTW: We realize that this picture isn't the actual product...or is it...with Syracuse just taking the credit...

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