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Materials Take Wing

What to do with 4 billion pounds of feathers?

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9:37am, February 20, 2002

In July 1999, textile engineer Brian George of Philadelphia University's School of Textiles and Materials Technology visited a friend who raises chickens. After helping with the slaughter, George suddenly realized that he and his friend had a lot of feathers on their hands–and nothing much to do with them. "It seemed like a waste," he recalls.

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