The American Association for the Advancement of Science, a premier professional organization, has a motto of “Advancing science, serving society.” Walter Bradley, a Baylor University professor and ASA fellow, has realized this goal in a striking way—with coconuts.
Until recently, coconut husks have been discarded as agricultural waste, but Walter’s research team discovered their unique value. The husk fibers (called coir) exhibit physical properties suitable for numerous industrial applications. According to Walter, “They . . . → Read More: How Coconuts Can Combat Poverty