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Plastic Made From Fruit Rivals Kevlar In Strength 181

jldailey618 writes "A group of scientists from Sao Paulo State University developed a way to use the nanocellulose fibers from bananas, pineapples, and other fruits to create incredibly strong, lightweight plastics. The plastic is up to four times stronger and 30 percent lighter than petroleum-based plastics, and it rivals Kevlar — the material used in bullet proof vests — in strength."
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Plastic Made From Fruit Rivals Kevlar In Strength

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 30, 2011 @07:49PM (#35672888)

    Really is going to become a fruit company.


  • Re:Officer! (Score:5, Funny)

    by Mister Transistor ( 259842 ) on Wednesday March 30, 2011 @07:54PM (#35672930) Journal

    But what if he comes at you with a Pointed Stick?

  • by zill ( 1690130 ) on Wednesday March 30, 2011 @08:00PM (#35672988)
    Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring, Banana phone. (now made out of REAL bananas)
  • by Evi1M4chine ( 2029370 ) on Wednesday March 30, 2011 @09:15PM (#35673536)

    You missed the question. I’ll quote Al here:

    Kelly enters in her waitress outfit and hangs up her coat.
    KELLY) Daddy, I'm afraid I have some bad news for you.
    AL) Oh, Pumpkin, that can't be! The horror with the scope here [looks over at Peggy] says "Good luck's a-comin'"!
    KELLY) The Health Inspector's closing down the diner for two days.
    PEGGY) Well, that's not so bad.
    KELLY) Then they're tearing it down. [sits on couch] Can you believe it? I'm unemployed. And it's all because of those stupid raisin cookies.
    AL) What, the raisin cookies you were getting me free everyday?
    KELLY) Yeah. You know, it turns out that only half the raisins were actually raisins.
    Al looks at her.
    AL) Well, what was the other half!?
    KELLY) Oh, believe me, Daddy, you do not want to know!
    Al makes a oh-fuck-no face.
    KELLY) Oh well. I guess I'm out of a J-O-D.
    AL) Oh well, I guess you won't have enough money to move O-U-L.
    KELLY) Not necessarily. It seems that one of people at the extermination company whichdeloused me, remembered me as the Verminator a couple of years ago and want me to be their new local mascot. Now, here's the part that's important to you, Dad.
    AL)You're going to tell me what the other half of those raisins were??
    KELLY) Can't, Daddy. The guys at the Atomic Energy Commission said that mom's the word on this one. [Al makes a horrified going-crazy face] But the good news is, I'll be making more money than I did at the diner and will be able to move out sooner than I thought! Well, I better get busy. I'm under court order to burn this uniform.

    So: What are the other 99 pounds?

Make it myself? But I'm a physical organic chemist!