Caltech Students Strike Oil ... Olive Oil

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California Institute of Technology sophomore Dvin Adalian and junior Ricky Jones, about their successful olive oil production, from olives collected from the campus's trees.

Last fall, the two collected some 30 pounds of olives, used blenders in the dorm kitchen, pressed the olives between window screens and purified the oil by spinning it in centrifuges in a biology lab.

Their work impressed the university's president, a Frenchman. Now, the school plans to produce more olive oil - some 300 gallons - this coming fall.

Melissa Block talks with Adalian and Jones.



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