Tagged: innovation

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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...

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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....

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Green university to be built on polluted swamp

A polluted swamp in Bangladesh is set to be transformed into a green university. BRAC University will showcase sustainable, low-tech solutions, including natural cooling and vertical gardens. The Bangladesh-based nonprofit organization BRAC has plans to transform...