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Nov, 2020

McCormick Faculty Named Among Global ‘Highly Cited Researchers’

The annual list identifies researchers who demonstrated significant influence through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade
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30
OCT, 2020

Former GCOM CEO joins startup that could change the future of oil spill cleanups

The founder and former CEO of GCOM Software has joined a startup whose technology could change the way oil spills are cleaned up.
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11
OCT, 2020

Waste management: ingenuity, mindset and working with nature

Human civilization has a waste problem, and it’s likely to get worse as population levels grow and a consumerist mentality becomes the global norm.
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01
Oct, 2020

BBC News Day Interview

Interview starts at 18:58
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29
SEPT, 2020

Robots and magnetic soap: scientists rethink oil spill clean-ups

“As long as fossil fuels are still in circulation, there will always be oil spills,” said Dravid. “We wanted to create a technology which can make cleaning oil spillages much easier and, more importantly, much cleaner and safer for the environment.”
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30
AUG, 2020

Future of Cleaning Oil Spills Looks to Robots, Wood Chips and Sponges

Recent oil spills in Russia and Mauritius have shown that the industry still needs better methods for cleaning up accidents. Researchers are working on some unlikely-sounding solutions, including oil-absorbing wood chips, a solar-powered robot and a reusable sponge.
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21
June, 2020

Game-Changing New Smart Sponge Soaks Up Oil Spills, Saving Water And Wildlife

A team from Northwestern University has developed a highly porous smart sponge that can selectively soak up oil spills in water. With an ability to absorb more than 30 times its weight in oil...
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05
June, 2020

OHM sponge could clean up oil spills

A team funded by the National Science Foundation has developed a porous OHM sponge that selectively soaks up oil in water...
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03
June, 2020

Low-cost polyurethane sponge cleans oil spills

The words “sponges” and “cleanup” might evoke dirty dishes and kitchen duty. But to a team of materials scientists, they are the inspiration for a way to remediate aquatic oil spills.
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02
June, 2020

Massive Sponge Created To Soak Up Oil Spills In The Ocean

A new ‘smart sponge’ designed to clean up oil spills in the ocean has been developed at Northwestern University, Illinois in the U.S....
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28
May, 2020

OHM sponge could clean up oil spills

The Northwestern solution bypasses these challenges by selectively absorbing oil and leaving clean water and unaffected marine life behind. The secret lies in a nanocomposite coating...
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28
May, 2020

Reusable sponge soaks up spilled oil, not water

Although we've seen many materials designed for removing oil spills from water, many of them are single-use, ultimately ending up in landfills. Now, however, scientists have created an oil-absorbing sponge that can be used over and over again....
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