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Washington Gov. Inslee signs oil train safety bill

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law Thursday a measure that attempts to improve the safety of oil transportation as a sharp increase in trains carrying volatile crude oil poses new safety and environmental risks in the state. A compromise reached on the last day of the regular legislative session resolved differences between competing bills in the Senate ...

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Ohio State researchers develop mesh that captures oil

The latest revelation in cleaning up oil spills was inspired by, among other things, butterfly wings, shark skin and lotus leaves. Butterly wings and lotus leaves repel water. Sharkskin can repel bacteria. Ohio State University researchers looked at all three and tried to replicate them. It’s a scientific field called biomimetics, or biomimickry. “We created surfaces that were inspired by ...

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