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Microbe

Microbe Mystery Solved: What Happened to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Plume

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 is one of the most studied spills in history, yet scientists haven’t...
pipeline clogging

Researchers Design Coatings to Prevent Pipeline Clogging

When the Deepwater Horizon oil rig suffered a catastrophic explosion and blowout on April 21, 2010, leading to the worst oil spill in the...
dolphin

Dolphin Population Will Take 40 Years to Recover from Deepwater Horizon...

Dolphins are struggling to survive in the Gulf of Mexico seven years after the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, an international study...
Sawdustvideo

Sawdust Reinvented into Super Sponge for Oil Spills

Lowly sawdust, the sawmill waste that's sometimes tossed onto home garage floors to soak up oil spilled by amateur mechanics, could receive some new-found...
Blue Whirl Fire Tornado

Newly Discovered Blue Whirl Fire Tornado Burns Cleaner for Reduced Emissions;...

Fire tornados, or ‘fire whirls,’ pose a powerful and essentially uncontrollable threat to life, property, and the surrounding environment in large urban and wildland...
soft solids

Soft solids and the science of cake 

Researchers hope that working out the behaviours of soft solids, which can act like either solids or liquids, may make for tastier cakes –...
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Lightweight aerogel material made from paper waste developed

This cellulose material is biodegradable, non-toxic, flexible and ultra-strong

Bacteria in the world’s oceans produce millions of tonnes of hydrocarbons...

An international team of researchers, led by the University of Cambridge, has estimated the amount of hydrocarbons – the primary ingredient in crude oil...

Diapers, absorbents and a material that makes oil spills reusable

In 1989, Mike Chung became interested in how to clean up massive oil spills. As a researcher with Exxon Corporation, Chung participated in discussions...