November 2005
Engineer (00137758);11/14/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7688, p7
The article presents news briefs related to technology in the United States. Large petrol service stations will be fitted with fume control equipment in a bid to halve emissions,recycle them into fuel and reduce smog. A UAV whose capabilities can be tailored for each mission is being developed for the US Army called the Prospector. A plastic drinking straw containing flavorless microencapsulated drug granules is developed by German company Grunenthal. The first medication to use the system will be Clarosip, containing the antibiotic clarithromycin.


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