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Astroturf, Gore-Tex, Kevlar — where do these things come from? Who created them? (For the record: James M. Faria and Robert T. Wright of Monsanto Industries; Wilbert Gore; and Stephanie Kwolek, respectively). In many cases, they were designed for something entirely different than the uses they have come to be known for; and in many cases, their original promise was never quite realized....
-Design Observer

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