30 August 2018

How a native desert grass can improve tyres, concrete, latex gloves and more

What do fridge seals, sneakers, cardboard boxes, cement and latex gloves all have in common? They can all be improved with strong and ultra-thin fibres from an Australian desert grass

Spinifex grasses have grown in Australia for over 15 million years. They cover nearly one-third of the continent, mostly in…

Full text: http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2018-08-15/nanotechnology-spinifex-desert-grass-making-latex-stronger/10067164


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