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Over at Core77, designers are brainstorming containment ideas for the BP oil leak:

Are you tired of watching the BP Oil Spill continue to flow unabated, and all anyone seems to be talking about is who is going to pay for the damage that is ongoing with no end in sight?

The relief wells that BP has finally begun drilling to shut off the leak will not be ready until the end of the summer, while the BP Oil leak is producing an Exxon Valdez sized spill every eight days. That’s about 12 more Valdez’s on the way at least!

Where has all of the ingenuity gone? Can industrial Design save the day? Ready, Set…Brainstorm!…

One discussion member pointed to the site for submitting your idea directly to Deepwater Horizon Response, who has “established a process for collecting and reviewing oil spill response solutions from scientists and vendors.” And makers, I presume…

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Becky Stern

Becky Stern is head of wearable electronics at Adafruit Industries. Her personal site: sternlab.org


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