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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 the
 

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!

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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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