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ReInventors

Edible plastic is here, and it tastes like... | ReInventors

ReInventors

Edible plastic is here, and it tastes like... | ReInventors

3m 32s

A scientist at Oregon State University is developing edible food packaging as well as edible coating for fruits and vegetables. Her goals: reduce plastic waste and keep food fresher longer. Katie Herzog visits Yanyun Zhao in her lab for a taste test.

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Fighting mosquitoes with frickin' laser beams

You can always count on pesky mosquitoes to make their presence known through bothersome buzzes and itchy bites. But they're worse than annoying: Nearly half a million people a year worldwide die from malaria carried by the critters.

Scientists at Intellectual Ventures Laboratory in Bellevue, WA, are battling these deadly carriers with the coolest technology possible: lasers.

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