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Boffins Use Carrots To Make Warships.

Friday, February 9th, 2007 at 13:45 by Matt Rhodes

Two scientists based in Fife have come up with an unusual use for carrots. They have created a hi-tech material called Curran that could be used in the future to make warships.

David Hepworth and Eric Whale (fitting) see the material as a green alternative to glass and carbon fibre. Carrots contain Nanofibres, which, when extracted and combined with hi-tech resins, can be moulded together to make any shape, stiffness, strength or lightness.

The first product to be released from their company, CelluComp, will be ‘Just Cast’ fishing rods which are out next month. They also reckon it could be used to make car parts.

There’s a shortage of carbon fibre at the moment and if Curran takes off it could and would be absolutely brilliant. Not just for the environment either. Can you imagine?

MAN 1: Nice car mate.

MAN 2: Thanks. It’s made from carrots.

MAN 1: Get out!

MAN 2: No, it really is!

MAN 1: Dude!

That’s just a sample of the conversations people will be having all over the country when this stuff hits the streets.

Science is great isn’t it?

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4 Comments on “Boffins Use Carrots To Make Warships.”

  1. DannyMackay Says:

    if we made curran spectacle rims then we could finally make true that silly old wives’ tale.

  2. Sharon Says:

    Carrot nano fibres + ‘high tech’ resins = Green substance?

  3. DannyMackay Says:

    What you have invented Percy, if it has a name, is some green!

  4. Sue Stewart Says:

    Why did they decide to call it Curran, though? It doesn’t sound very high-tech.

    MAN 1: Nice car mate.

    MAN 2: Thanks. It’s made from Curran.

    MAN 1: Currants? Wow. Can they make ‘em from raisins, too?

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