Podcast: TED Talks series - Cesar Harada: A novel idea for cleaning up oil spills
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TED Talks series, FILMED JUN 2012 - POSTED JUL 2012 - TEDxSummit
When TED Senior Fellow Cesar Harada heard about the devastating effects of the BP Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, he quit his dream job and moved to New Orleans to develop a more efficient way to soak up the oil. He designed a highly maneuverable, flexible boat capable of cleaning large tracts quickly. But rather than turn a profit, he has opted to open-source the design.
Harada is trying to open up discussion on the possible methods for cleaning up massive oil spills, such as the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. He explains his technology that he designed for cleaning up oil.
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Listen >> TED Talks: Cesar Harada: A Novel Idea for Cleaning Up Oil Spills
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To provide information on the types of actions that were taken in the technology community to try and clean-up the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010
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TED Senior Fellow Cesar Harada aims to harness the forces of nature as he invents innovative remedies for man-made problems like oil spills and radioactive leaks. Full Bio>>
Talks, T. (2012). Podcast: TED Talks series - Cesar Harada: A novel idea for cleaning up oil spills.