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Scientists Announce World's First Magnetic Soap
2012-01-24 10:55:27

University of Bristol scientists have developed a magnetic soap that could potentially one day be useful in oil spills and revolutionize cleaning products. The soap is produced by dissolving iron in a range of inert surfactant materials composed of chloride and bromide ions -- much like those found in mouthwash or fabric softener. This means the soap and the materials that it dissolves can be readily removed by applying a magnetic field. Experts believe with further experimentation and...

2010-11-23 13:21:25

Greener, cheaper, more efficient oil extraction made possible at ISIS A research team led by the University of Bristol has used STFC's ISIS Neutron Source to come up with a new way to treat carbon dioxide (CO2), so that it can be used in efficient and environmentally friendly methods for extracting oil. These new CO2 soluble additives can also be used to reduce the environmental damage caused by every day industrial processes such as food processing and the manufacture of electronics. The...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.