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Could UMN professor’s invention clean PFCs from east metro water? He thinks so

Matt Simcik has invented a sponge that might be able to clean up one of the state’s worst water-pollution problems, the PFCs in Washington County groundwater. His technique involves putting absorbent material underground. “This stuff is sticky.
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This is ‘nanowood,’ an invention that could reduce humanity’s carbon footprint

Scientists have designed a heat-insulating material made from wood that is both light and strong and made entirely from tiny, stripped-down wood fibers. The so-called nanowood, described in the journal Science Advances, could one day be used to make more …
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British Invention Could Use Dog Poo To Help Environment

A British inventor says he’s found a clever way to turn dog messes into a powerful tool to help the environment. (2:40) WCCO This Morning – Feb. 23, 2018
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Teen’s invention could save lives in shooting

A Wisconsin teenager developed “JustinKase,” a device that *will help* keep shooters out of the classroom even if the lock is destroyed by gunshot. There’s now an app to help teens take on their tech addiction
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JustinKase: Student’s invention could save lives in next school shooting

The Florida school shooting that claimed the lives of 17 students and faculty in Parkland wasn’t the first school shooting of 2018 — and statistics suggest it won’t be the last. That’s why a Wisconsin student is sharing an invention that he hopes will …
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Harvey Could Be Trump’s First Crisis That Isn’t His Own Invention

WASHINGTON ? Having lurched from one crisis to the next, starting the day he was inaugurated, President Donald Trump could be facing the first real one of his presidency not of his own making: Hurricane Harvey. Trump has inflamed relations with his own …
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