Gallery: New Magnetic Soap Could Clean Up Oil Spills Quickly and Effici...


With the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill still impacting the local environment and the recent Costa Concordia accident threatening to leak diesel off the Italian coast, there has never been a better time to research new ways of cleaning up disasters such as these. Luckily, the University of Bristol just developed a soap that responds to magnetic fields – meaning it could be used to scoop up large amounts of oil from water without leaving behind potentially harmful chemicals.

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