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Ancient Red Dye Powers New "Green" Battery


December 11, 2012

graphic of the root of the green battery Rose madder--a natural plant dye once prized throughout the Old World to make fiery red textiles--has found a second life as the basis for a new "green" battery. Full Story

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The City College of New York

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