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iCandy: July 2010

IEEE Spectrum's monthly slideshow proves that an image is worth a thousand bytes

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Researchers at HeiQ Materials in Bad Zurzach, Switzerland, present yet another potential cleanup tool for the rapidly expanding crude oil spill fouling the Gulf of Mexico. The company makes a water-resistant, feltlike material it says is capable of absorbing up to seven times its weight in oil.
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