Amazing Osorb Chemical Sponge Removes Contaminants From Water

October 3, 2011 by  
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A miracle chemical sponge could be the answer to cleaning up contaminated water and eliminating harmful toxins from the environment. A team led by chemist Paul Edmiston discovered the Osorb material, which removes toxins from water without bonding to H2O molecules, yielding clean water. The glass substance has been proven to act like a nanomechanical sponge that drinks up petroleum, solvents and other toxins. Osorb sponges can swell up to 8 times in volume as they scoop up contaminants, and the material can lift 20,000 times its own weight! Read the rest of Amazing Osorb Chemical Sponge Removes Contaminants From Water Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ABS Materials , chemical sponge , nanomechanical sponge , Osorb , Paul Edmiston , University of Wooster , wastewater management

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World’s First Flying Carpet is Powered by Ripples of Electricity

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Princeton University graduate student Noah Jafferis has opened up a whole new world of innovation by developing a miniature fully functional flying carpet. The 10cm (4in) sheet of plastic is propelled by “ripple power”, which uses waves of electrical current to drive thin pockets of air from the front to the rear of the device, allowing it to fly. Read the rest of World’s First Flying Carpet is Powered by Ripples of Electricity Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bbc Noah Jafferis , Noah Jafferis flying carpet , Noah Jafferis flying carpet piezoelectric , Noah Jafferis princeton university , Noah Jafferis ripple power , Noah Jafferis ripple power flying carpet , ripple power flying carpet

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