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Researchers have come up with reusable, oil-wicking sponges made of wood that can absorb more than 40 times their weight in oil.

Read more: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/10/watch-these-wooden-sponges-wick-spilled-oil

Read the paper: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsnano.8b05763?journalCode=ancac3

Video credit: H. Guan et al., ACS Nano 2018

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