Revolutionary Oil Skimmer Nets $1 Million X Prize
“A breakthrough in oil cleanup technology allows crews to skim spilled oil off the water’s surface at a much faster rate. The new device wasn’t developed by Exxon, BP or any of the major oil companies — it’s the work of Elastec/American Marine, based in Illinois. And the design won the company a rich prize from the X Prize Foundation.
Oil is attracted to plastic. And water is not. That, in essence, is the basis of Elastec’s new skimmer.
It’s huge, about the size of a large U-Haul truck. And it looks something like a giant abacus. It has 64 grooved plastic discs, arranged in rows, with a scraper along the top.”
A great example of an elegant solution
Only 10% of Americans floss enough or properly. If you remove plaque every 24 hours, you can be free of dental disease. Instead of pulling the thread straight up and down or through the teeth, follow their curves. Angle the floss so it hugs the tooth in a “c” shape. Gently slide the floss up and down the surface of the tooth making sure it goes slightly below the gumline.
Steve Jobs, 1955 - 2011. ”Think Different”. Indeed.
Rest in peace, Steve.
“One of the best pieces of advice I ever got, back when I was 23 and newly out of school, is this: look around and figure out who you want to be on your team. Figure out the people around you that you want to work with for the rest of your life. Figure out the people who are smart & awesome, who share your values, who get things done — and maybe most important, who you like to be with and who you want to help win. And treat them right, always. Look for ways to help, to work together, to learn. Because in 20 years you’ll all be in amazing places doing amazing things.”
Kids with large tonsils, to avoid surgery, can be helped with oral appliances.
That’s right. I got me some Kindle.
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It’s a family business. Leah trying her hand at dentistry.