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Around the World 02/22 - Morn Ed Updated: 2012-02-22 12:00:00 KST

Around the World 02/22 - Morn Ed
[Reporter : ] Going green is all the rage.
From food to architecture I think we've covered most fields.
But I hear today, we'll be featuring a profession that's a little less mainstream.
[Reporter : ] Street artists. Graffiti.

Street artists in Manila are utilizing their skills to join in the green movement.
The Filipino spray paint gurus have joined in the war on smog.
Interestingly, a tool that was once believed to contribute to pollution has switched sides.
The paint used for their colorful murals are special.
More than just sending green messages or beutifying the surroundings with colors these paints actually eat up smog.
The brains behind this eco-friendly creation is Patrick Negrete, an engineer for paint manufacturer Boysen..
His new product contains modified titanium dioxide molecules which neutralize air pollutants.
Acting as a photo-catalyst, in the presence of sunlight or artificial lighting, it brings down nitrogen dioxide and otehr volatile organic compounds in the air.
Testament to the dual effectiveness of the paint, is the 10-foot murals created along Manila's dirty highway.

As part of its strategy to lift sales in Europe, China's Great Wall Motor opened its first factory in the region.
The plant in Bulgaria will assemble 50-thousand units of Great Wall's major models, including the Hover SUV.
The initial response by the modest and successful automotive component industry members weren't all positive.
Bulgarian prime minister Boiko Borisov assured his people that the factory will create jobs and rake in profits through exports.
Once the factory is at full capacity, it would hire around 2-thousand people by 2013.
For ambitious Great Wall CEO Wang Feng Ying, Bulgaria is just the beginning.
He is looking to have his modestly priced, quality products enter and dominate the European market, then the world.

King Khufu of the fourth dynasty in Egypt was the first ruler to own a solar boat.
That's according to the findings by a joint team of of Egyptian and Japanese archaeologists.
The team is not on the third stage of their excavation,.. and have extracted samples of the boat's wood.
By examining the part, the team learned more about the fungi accumulating over the centuries.
King Khufu had the solar boat burried with him, so that it would be used as a vessel in his journey to the afterlife.
What fascinates the archaeologists is the exact method of preservation which helped keep the 45-hundred year old boat intact.
known best for having built Egypt's Great Pyramid,
Unlike what the name may suggest, the boat isn't the world's earliest solar-powered boat.
The King may not have done much for his subjects, but he did force them to build Egypt's Great Pyramid,.. which is provides great tourism income for today's Egyptians.

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