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April 19th, 2004
Going for R&D gold
Imagine a world where bandages with microchips not only detect infection, but heal it; where a machine can turn unsavory vegetables into a tasty, healthy treat; where a dinner-plate-sized aircraft zips through the air using sound waves to locate and destroy land mines before they can take limbs or lives. For five years, students at a Toronto high school have been doing just that, with great success. (Editor's Note: Learn more about nanotechnology here.
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