One of the microsubmarines, shown gathering oil droplets
Scientists have created nanoscale submarines, for use in gathering up oil droplets in the event of oil spills
If anything good came out of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, it was that it got people thinking about technologies for cleaning up future spills. While things like magnetic soap, nanosponges, and autonomous robots are all in the works, a group of scientists recently announced the results of their research into another possibility – oil droplet-gathering microsubmarines.
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