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        Engineering Sustainable Synthetic Fabric

        Learn how researchers use the engineering design process to create sustainable nylon in this video from SciTech Now. NYU Professor Miguel Modestino shares how he developed a process to make nylon production environmentally friendly by replacing petroleum, the current raw material for nylon, with plants and powering the production with solar power. In the accompanying classroom activity, students use the engineering design process to design a sustainable rope.

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