Tagged: innovation


Smart sponge could clean up oil spills

Researchers have developed a highly porous sponge that selectively soaks up oil and resists water. It could be used to inexpensively and efficiently clean up oil spills without harming marine life. A Northwestern University-led...


Robot helps L.A. to cool down

Los Angeles’ ambitious plan to cool the city as the planet grows warmer is getting a boost from a street-smart robot named MaRTy, which can measure surface and air temperature, wind speed and humidity....