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From great minds to silly solutions: Searching for oil spill answers

May 28th, 2010

NOAA flight director Richard Henning confers with Dr. Nick Shay, professor of meteorology and physical oceanography at University of Miami, during an in-flight mission (Photo: NOAA)
Goodness knows everyone wants to help. Take the thousands of people who swept up more than 400,000 pounds of human hair and animal fur (dogs, cats, even alpacas) to stuff inside what are essentially gigantic panty hose in an effort to soak up the oozing oil. (Unfortunately, engineers have said that’s not going to help much.) But where, when and how, will this gusher be stopped, and how can the damage be blunted? Pretty much everyone’s on the case.

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