May 03, 2010

Bears Beat Batteries Any Day

By: by Times Union Blog


Three students from the University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering won the inaugural Tech Valley Business Plan Competition last week for a next-generation battery storage technology. First prize was $10,000, in addition to $9,000 worth of legal and consulting services.

But the second-place winners, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, might have the most fan-friendly invention. Three RPI students won for their recyclable teddy bear made of fleece that was made from recycled plastic.

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