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Grassroots Mapping Tracks Gulf Oil Spill With Cameras, Kites

The first step to solving the Gulf Coast oil crisis, as with any problem, is figuring out just how large and expansive the spill really is. As scientists, lawmakers, and Kevin Costner continue to debate the best way to stop the gushing, a group of academics at MIT are doing their part to track the disaster as it unfurls. The project, called Grassroots Mapping, uses camera-equipped kites to aer...

@BPGlobalPR Tweeter Reveals Identity, Insightfully Explains Prank

The Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in April, sending the world to the brink of apocalypse, and a Twitter account under the handle @BPGlobalPR mysteriously popped up a month later, unleashing a spew of satirical jabs at BP, inarguably the most hated company on the planet. The account was fake but that didn't stop it from accruing over 100,000 followers. Now, the man behind the Twitter mask has...

Oil-Capping Robots May Curb BP's Path of Devastation

As copious amounts of oil continue to hemorrhage from the seafloor of the Gulf of Mexico, the hopes of millions now hinge on the deepwater exploits of robots. Desperate for a solution, an overwhelmingly underprepared BP has been preparing a massive 100-ton structure that it hopes can effectively cover and contain the ruptured well 5,000 feet below sea level. Photos have now surfaced of the prec...

As BP Oil Spill Spreads, Facebook and Twitter Fan the Flames

Share As the fallout from last week's oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico continues to ooze its way toward land, the cries of anger echoing throughout the social media stratosphere have only intensified. The principal target of the online rage is BP, which has been disparaged in thousands of posts across Facebook and Twitter. The company, which owns the Deepwater Horizon rig that sank on...