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A hydrophobic oil absorbing marshmallow

via +Cheryl Hurkett is this video demonstrating a marshmallow-like macroporous gel that could be used for separating oil and water. Like the accompanying press release says, this is obviously useful for marine oil spills, but there are many more applications....

Rehydroxylation Dating

I referred to this news story as being potentially the archaeological story of the decade on twitter. Potentially is a good weasel word, but if Rehydroxylation Dating can be independently verified then it could be a more important form of dating than radiocarbon...