09 Apr '18, 12am

Garbage-collecting aqua drones, jellyfish filters for cleaner oceans

A Roomba-like ocean trash collector modelled on a whale shark and a microplastic filter made from jellyfish slime could prevent litter from entering our oceans and help tackle a growing problem that poses threats to wildlife, deters tourists and impacts on coastal economies. The cost of sea litter in the EU has been estimated at up to €630 million per year. It is mostly composed of plastics, which take hundreds of years to break down in nature, and has the potential to affect human health through the food chain because plastic waste is eaten by the fish that we consume. 'I'm an accidental environmentalist,' said Richard Hardiman, who runs a project called WASTESHARK. He says that while walking at his local harbour one day he stopped to watch two men struggle to scoop litter out of the sea using a pool net. Their inefficiency bothered Hardiman, and he set about trying to so...

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Garbage-collecting aqua drones, jellyfish filte...

A Roomba-like ocean trash collector modelled on a whale shark and a microplastic filter made from jellyfish slime could pr...

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Space Garbage Truck Takes Out the Trash

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hackaday.com 09 Apr '18, 2pm

On April 2nd, 2018 a Falcon 9 rocketed skywards towards the International Space Station. The launch itself went off withou...