Oh, ferrofluids, is there anything you can't do? Researchers led by MIT's Markus Zahn have devised a technique for separating oil from water. Using magnets. Tiny, tiny magnets that temporarily transform polluting oil into a magnetically manipulable ferrofluid.
Al Jazeera just published an astonishing report on the after-effects of the BP oil disaster, and it's not pretty. There are an alarming number of deformities in sea creatures: mutated shrimp, fish with sores and lesions, eyeless crabs and more. It's unlike anything local fisherman have ever seen.
What to do with all those leftover oil booms that BP used to mop up its oil? If you're a car manufacturer, you could recycle all of the oil-slicked plastic tubes into new Chevrolet Volts.
The year is only just grinding to a halt, but Twitter's already released its list of the top subjects tweeted about in 2010. Of the 25 billion tweets published, BP's Gulf oil spill disaster was the most tweeted-about term.
Scientists have found dead and dying coral reefs 4,500 feet deep in the Gulf of Mexico. The dead coral means that oil from the BP oil spill is harming marine life in the deep ocean too.
I love the series of photos of Anthony Burrill using oil from Louisiana beaches left from the BP oil disaster for his posters. From something so horrible comes something pretty eye-catching—and beneficial for the charity the profits support.
It's Dreamsnake weekend for Blogging the Hugos! Today, an interview with author Vonda McIntyre about writing 1979's Hugo-winning novel, how much things have changed for women in SF, and how she hopes you don't notice the trick she pulled.
Research published in Science shows that the BP oil leak pumped out approximately of 4.4 million barrels of oil before being completely capped. That's around 185 million gallons, or 700 million liters. Scientists from Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory studied high resolution footage of the plume,…
Laugh you may have when you heard that Kevin Costner was stepping into BP's oil spill disaster with a potential solution, but BP has now snapped up 32 of the centrifuge machines to help separate the oil from the water.
James Cameron's announcement last week that he was assembling a veritable Justice League of oceanographers, engineers, and other specialists to combat the BP oil disaster was met with some eye-rolling. But he may be the best man for the job.
Geez, direct one film with an environmentally-friendly theme and suddenly you're qualified to clean up the BP gulf oil spill. Cameron apparently met with scientists yesterday to brainstorm possible solutions to the massive ongoing disaster.