Hard Reset Podcast: Oil Spills | Episode #11

Scientists invented an oil spill “magic eraser.” We want to know: does it work? Is it scalable? And what’s its environmental impact?
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Following an oil spill, in-situ burning is commonly used to burn oil from the surface of ocean water. But could a tiny magnetic sponge be a cheaper, more environmentally friendly solution to clean the millions of gallons of oil spilled into the ocean yearly?

Scientists have created a special material by modifying polyurethane foam that can suck oil out of water to be reused. 

So, how far could this tech go in solving environmental disasters? The Hard Reset Podcast hosts sit down to discuss the potential this small sponge has to create enormous ripple effects.

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