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[BKARTS] Article: drying waterlogged books



It Sucks, but That's a Good Thing By Louise Knapp

02:00 AM Sep. 30, 2003 PT

"Super Slurper, a starch-based polymer with a powerful thirst, has
been employed in diapers and filters, but researchers want to turn
the page and develop a different application: drying waterlogged
books.

It may look like a nondescript powder, but a mere teaspoon of the
stuff can absorb a gallon of water, sucking up over 2,000 times its
weight in water instantaneously."



Full story: http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,60614,00.html

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