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Catalytic converters installed in cars use precious metals as catalysts to speed up chemical reactions. In the process, they convert harmful emissions into more benign (less harmful) ones.

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From homes to movie sets, solid surface materials can mimic the look of most other materials while providing many advantages.

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Ground source heat pumps can greatly reduce the financial and environmental costs of heating homes and businesses.

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Over time, there has been a net depletion of ozone in the atmosphere. As a result, there is a higher risk of exposure to harmful UV radiation from the sun. Only a big international ban on CFCs prevented further destruction of ozone.

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Your debit card is more than a flexible piece of plastic. The dark strip on the back of the card actually holds all of the financial data that is associated with that card but how does that strip serve as a data storage device?

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A closer inspection of that flittering garbage on the side of roads reveals that it is mainly plastics. Cast away after only a short usage time, we have to ask ourselves whether we will ever be able to get rid of our plastic mess.

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CDs and DVDs are resistant against magnetic fields, heat, dust, small scratches, and most strong acids... So what are they made of?

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So, you have that craving for chocolate? Well, what you might really have is thirst that is often masked as desire for sweets by our brain. And the easiest way to solve that is to get a good gulp of water. But where should you go?

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