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Teen's experiment can save US millions

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He's only 14, but Suvir Mirchandani figured out how the country can save $400 million.

His approach is simple. Just change the font to the thinner Garamond, and the Government Printing Office can save $136 million a year. Throw in state governments and they could save an addition $234 million, according to CNN.com.

Suvir's analysis was part of a science project he began when he was in sixth grade at a Pittsburgh middle school.

The Government Printing Office was impressed with the teenager's work, but didn't say whether it would change the font on its printed material. A spokesman said that GPO's focus was to shift content to the web.

Read full story from CNN here.


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