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Year in Review: 2013 Innovations

Plastic Bottles RepurposedFord Motor Company (NYSE:F) teamed up with Coca-Cola (NYSE:K) to take those everyday plastic beverage bottles and repurpose them as fabric for car interiors.The new fiber, which is already used in 60% of Coke's global packaging worldwide, is now woven into auto-grade fabric, which Ford then uses for car seats and floors of its Ford Fusion Energi electric vehicle.But don't expect to see it on a showroom floor anytime soon. The new fabric is so far only used in a prototype demonstration model that was shown off at the LA Auto Show.Confirmation of Higgs BosonA 50-year quest came to an end this year when scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research confirmed they discovered "The God Particle," an elusive subatomic particle that helps explain why matter has mass, and proves many theories in physics.The particle's existence was a theory derived in 1964 by British physicist Peter Higgs to help solve matters like how the Big Bang created the universe b...

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