Reusable nanosponges could soak up oil spills

Researchers have created a new material that has, they say, an astounding ability to absorb oil spilled in water.

MIT robot 'swarm' cleans up oil spills

MIT has developed an autonomous floating robot that it says can absorb as much as 20 times its own weight in oil.

Million-dollar contest launched for oil clean-up ideas

A $1 million prize is on offer to anyone that can do a better job of cleaning up oil spills than BP.