WENDY SCHMIDT - Ten Oil Sucking Machines Compete For $1.4 Million In X PRIZE Money

The Deepwater Horizon explosion and spill made it very clear that while we have an amazing ability to get oil into the ocean, we have a much harder time getting it out. So X Prize launched the $1.4 million Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X Challenge (a challenge is a truncated version of a normal X Prize) to inspire engineers to get oil out of seawater quickly and easily. The 10 finalists were announced today.

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