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What plants can teach us about oil spill clean-up, microfluidics


March 15, 2018

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For years, scientists have been inspired by nature to innovate solutions to tricky problems, even oil spills -- manmade disasters with devastating environmental and economic consequences. A new University of Southern California study takes a cue from leaf structure to fabricate material that can separate oil and water, which could lead to safer and more efficient oil spill clean-up methods.Full Story

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