Opportunities to Learn from Oil Spills

Retort by Harry Keller with a distilling retort on the left

What can we learn from the Gulf oil spill? How will technology play a role in that learning?

The first thing we know is that the Internet has made possible the 24-hour spill camera deep in the Gulf that’s providing a live feed of oil gushing out into the ocean waters. While I’m sure that BP would rather not have this output of visual information, they cannot avoid it in the current political climate. Continue reading