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Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Drive a pineapple ? !


Brazilian scientists have found a way to turn fibres from pineapples, bananas, coconut shells and other plants into plastics that can be used in automobiles.
These fruits and plants contain cellulose, which can be processed into tiny nano fibers that reinforce plastics used in automotive manufacturing. The material is renewable, extremely strong and lightweight.

For more information check out:
http://phys.org/news/2011-03-green-cars-pineapples-bananas.html


But, if you can’t wait until these new materials are on the market you can try Johan’s inventive pineapple car modelling approach pictured here.


And if you're really keen on the details of constructing this pineapplemobile here is the youtube link, Anne.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4GMAEycK5U

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