DailyDirt: It's The Little Things That Matter...

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Adding a little bit of something can make a huge difference. For example, some carbon and a few other trace metals added to iron can make a steel stronger and stainless. Nanotechnology promises to improve a bunch of things with very small changes to the surfaces of common materials. But these small changes could also cause some big problems. Here are just a few links on some small ingredients that might not be so great for the environment. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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    Anonymous Coward, 13 Jun 2014 @ 5:44am

    Re: Thanks. All You Morons.

    And when you get hit by a super bug that your anti-bacterial cannot kill then you will be feeling a lot better than the rest of us whom still have active immune systems.

    You may not have noticed because you are just another ignorant twit but if you analyze medical mega trends you will notice that several Americans seem to have medical conditions that correspond to summary judgements in legislation and by the FDA.

    Take for example when hydrogenated foods were approved, Heart Disease went on the rise. When fats where vilified, food companies decided and all sorts of shenanigans over sugar were necessary to keep their products tasting... well tasty. Now we have a growing Diabetic population because that shit is in everything now.

    And interestingly enough there is research that casts an enormously threatening shadow over the entire low-fat ideology now, not to mention all the negatives from the sugary shit.

    Yes, you are indeed a moron.

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