What Better Way to Clean an Oil Spill than Robots?

By Lowell Heddings on August 27th, 2010

One of the labs over at MIT is working on a new solar-powered water robot that can clean up an oil spill. These things are 7 feet wide and 16 feet long, and they absorb the oil and then evaporate it into a container. Watch the video for more.

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  • Published 08/27/10
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