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  • US Army Develops Tooth Cleaning Gum
    By on November 12, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments


    pryoplasm writes “To help deal with some of the hygiene issues on the battlefield, the US Army worked on a gum to take the place of brushing your teeth. This might be eventually released and marketed to the public. While there are many gums out there that aren’t so detrimental to your teeth, this one promises actually to help them out.”

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  • Toyota Develops New Flower Species To Reduce Pollution
    By on November 2, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    teko_teko writes “Toyota has created two flower species that absorb nitrogen oxides and take heat out of the atmosphere. The flowers, derivatives of the cherry sage plant and the gardenia, were specially developed for the grounds of Toyota’s Prius plant in Toyota City, Japan. The sage derivative’s leaves have unique characteristics that absorb harmful gases, while the gardenia’s leaves create water vapour in the air, reducing the surface temperature (more…)