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March 19th, 2007
Turning wood into a thermal battery
A nano-engineering breakthrough in the most commonly used material - wood - in the most-polluting segment of the economy - housing - has the potential to slow or reverse global warming.
Housing uses more fossil fuel than cars in America - so it is an obvious target for Silicon Valley's emerging Greentech industry, but 94% of American houses are made of low-tech material- wood.
A new nanobiotechnology to alter wood at the molecular level has been named among the top 25 Inventions of 2007 in the Modern Marvels Invent Now Challenge, to be announced at 10:30am on Thursday March 22nd at the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose.
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