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Buckyballs Could Keep Water Systems Flowing

March 5, 2009

growth of bacterial colonies Microscopic particles of carbon known as buckyballs may be able to keep the nation's water pipes clear in the same way clot-busting drugs prevent arteries from clogging up. Full Story

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