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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Recession-Proof Careers by Jeff Cohen

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Cutting-Edge Scientists

If you have a desire to work in science and want to be on the cutting edge of research and development, then this section is for you. Three of the newest technologies are biofuel, biotechnology, and nanotechnology. While each could be its own chapter—or even a book—I want to give you a taste of these emerging technologies. Let’s take them one at a time to understand why each is in growth mode.

Biofuel

Biofuels are fuels manufactured from agricultural derivatives. Imagine the possibility of turning crops into an energy source. That’s precisely what happens when ethanol is produced from corn. While the true costs and environmental concerns associated with biofuel can be debated, it does represent a clear alternative ...

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