TED : A novel idea for cleaning up oil spills by Cesar Harada

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When TED Senior Fellow Cesar Harada heard about the devastating effects of the BP Oil spill (also known as The Deepwater Horizon Oil spill) in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, he quit his dream job and moved to New Orleans to develop a more efficient way to soak up the oil. 

He designed a highly maneuverable, flexible boat capable of cleaning large tracts quickly. But rather than turn a profit, he has opted to open-source the design.

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