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Big Advances in the Very Small (VOA On Assignment Nov. 8)i
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November 08, 2013 2:48 PM
A recently developed plastic composite could soon make it possible to produce better tanks for natural gas vehicles and keep soft drinks and beer in plastic bottles from going flat. These are just a couple of the possible uses of graphene, developed by nanotechnology researchers Rice University in Houston, as VOA’s Greg Flakus explains.

Big Advances in the Very Small (VOA On Assignment Nov. 8)

Published November 08, 2013

A recently developed plastic composite could soon make it possible to produce better tanks for natural gas vehicles and keep soft drinks and beer in plastic bottles from going flat. These are just a couple of the possible uses of graphene, developed by nanotechnology researchers Rice University in Houston, as VOA’s Greg Flakus explains.

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