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Turning a carrot into a stick (fishing stick that is)

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Dr David Hepworth and Dr Eric Whale have developed a new kind of nano-fiber called Curran which is an extract of the (literally) garden-variety carrot combined with high-tech resin.  Their first product is a fly-fishing rod made of Curran, making it biodegradable and recyclable in a way that fiberglass rods typically aren't.  The second product they have planned is a snowboard.  "The potential of Curran is enormous," said Dr Hepworth, "and if we can replace just a small percentage of carbon fibre in products the effects on the environment could be significant and wide ranging."  [GT]

Rods will be a carrot to the fish [via Spluch]

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February 21, 2007 in Green gadgets | Permalink

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