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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Cesar Harada - a Novel Idea for Cleaning Up Oil Spills

TED Conferences LLC
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
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. In this TEDTalk, he explains how he designed a highly maneuverable, flexible boat capable of cleaning large tracts quickly. And rather than turn a profit from his invention, he has opted to open-source the design.
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14 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 22, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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Cesar Harada
Novel Idea for Cleaning Up Oil Spills
  • Addressing Ocean Pollution (1:04)
  • Developing Oil Remediation Technology (1:45)
  • Innovative Sailing Model (2:05)
  • Scaling Up a Model Sailboat (1:08)
  • Improving Sailing Physics (2:13)
  • Open Hardware (2:53)
  • Community-Generated Technology (1:13)
  • Future of Open Hardware Technology (1:39)
  • Credits: TEDTalks: Cesar Harada - A Novel Idea for Cleaning Up Oil Spills (0:12)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2012.
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53009 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (14 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
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