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A Tottori startup is turning crab shells into nano-materials

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Tottori Prefecture is Japan's leader in crab catch. After processing, the shells are discarded as trash.   © Kyodo

TOKYO  A potentially valuable resource from the Sea of Japan has been ending up on the trash heap: crab shells. Now, researchers at a university in coastal Tottori Prefecture are taking the shells off of the trash heap and putting them to high-tech use.

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