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Marketplace Tech for Monday, April 22, 2013
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Marketplace Tech for Monday, April 22, 2013

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Today we take a look at a non-toxic construction and engineering material that's strong, saves trees, and could help reduce greenhouse gases. A lab at the University of Texas is working on a way to produce what's called nanocellulose in mass quantities. The technique involves altering the genes of bacteria that produce vinegar. What goes in is sunlight and what comes out is a goop-like material that can be made into houses, cargo ships, dressing for wounds, you name it -- if they can perfect the process.

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Travelers may run into delays due to FAA furloughs

Apr 22, 2013
Some groups have filed suit to stop the furloughs of air traffic controllers. The FAA must cut hundreds of millions under federal budget sequestration.

A new supermaterial called nanocellulose

Apr 22, 2013
Researchers at the University of Texas are working on a way to produce mass quantities of nanocellulose -- a non-toxic construction and engineering material that's strong, saves trees, and could help reduce greenhouse gases.

Looking for an investment vehicle? Try a classic sports car

Apr 22, 2013
Jamie Kitman, New York editor for Automobile Magazine, checks in from his cross country road trip to discuss the market for classic sports cars.

Today we take a look at a non-toxic construction and engineering material that’s strong, saves trees, and could help reduce greenhouse gases. A lab at the University of Texas is working on a way to produce what’s called nanocellulose in mass quantities. The technique involves altering the genes of bacteria that produce vinegar. What goes in is sunlight and what comes out is a goop-like material that can be made into houses, cargo ships, dressing for wounds, you name it — if they can perfect the process.

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