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16-year-old South African girl invents drought-fighting super material from orange peels

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 11, 2016 01:03 AM
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by Julie M. Rodriguez last modified Aug 10, 2016

  In the midst of South Africa’s worst drought in recorded history, one Johannesburg schoolgirl has created a super absorbent polymer that could change the way crops are grown. Kiara Nirghin recently won the Google Science Fair's Community Impact Award for the Middle East and Africa with her submission "No More Thirsty Crops." The polymer is created from simple, readily available recycled materials: orange peel and avocado skin....





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