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OSORB

We've written about Osorb before, but we were eager to see this miracle material in person. Made out of what is essentially glass, the substance acts like a nanomechanical sponge that absorbs petroleum, solvents and other toxins. Just think about the applications - from cleaning up oil spills to purifying water from frack sites to providing potable water to those who need it. Osorb's creator, Paul Edmiston was on hand to explain how the material - which he explained he first made accidentally - works and even did a demonstration right before our eyes where he contaminated some water, introduced and then removed the Osorb, and then proceeded to drink the newly clean water!

OSORB

We’ve written about Osorb before, but we were eager to see this miracle material in person. Made out of what is essentially glass, the substance acts like a nanomechanical sponge that absorbs petroleum, solvents and other toxins. Just think about the applications – from cleaning up oil spills to purifying water from frack sites to providing potable water to those who need it. Osorb’s creator, Paul Edmiston was on hand to explain how the material – which he explained he first made accidentally – works and even did a demonstration right before our eyes where he contaminated some water, introduced and then removed the Osorb, and then proceeded to drink the newly clean water!

WEST PHILLY HYBRID X TEAM

When we think about what we were doing when we were in high school (playing Super NES, possibly eating a sandwich?), it make us downright embarrassed to even stand next to the youngsters of the West Philly Hybrid X Team, who were also honored at the event. These talented 10th, 11th and 12th graders under the guidance of faculty advisor Simon Hauger spend their afternoons building and tweaking hybrid vehicles like this one that gets 160-MPGE. And get this – some of them can’t even drive yet!

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  1. sarahann October 17, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Too bad Solaria got half a million in “bailout” money then decided to go bankrupt. Oh and if that’s not bad enough when asked about it by congress they pleaded the “fifth” as in “there right against self incrimination”.

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