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Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X Challenge

Index Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X Challenge

The Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE was a challenge award offered by the X PRIZE Foundation for efficient capturing of crude oil from ocean water. [1]

8 relations: Award, Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Eric Schmidt, Petroleum, Seawater, Tesla turbine, United States dollar, X Prize Foundation.

Award

An award is something given to a person, a group of people, like a sports team, or an organization in recognition of their excellence in a certain field.

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Deepwater Horizon oil spill

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill (also referred to as the BP oil spill/leak, the BP oil disaster, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and the Macondo blowout) is an industrial disaster that began on 20 April 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico on the BP-operated Macondo Prospect, considered to be the largest marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry and estimated to be 8% to 31% larger in volume than the previous largest, the Ixtoc I oil spill.

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Eric Schmidt

Eric Emerson Schmidt (born April 27, 1955) is an American businessman and software engineer.

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Petroleum

Petroleum is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface.

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Seawater

Seawater, or salt water, is water from a sea or ocean.

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Tesla turbine

The Tesla turbine is a bladeless centripetal flow turbine patented by Nikola Tesla in 1913.

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United States dollar

The United States dollar (sign: $; code: USD; also abbreviated US$ and referred to as the dollar, U.S. dollar, or American dollar) is the official currency of the United States and its insular territories per the United States Constitution since 1792.

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X Prize Foundation

XPRIZE is a nonprofit organization that designs and manages public competitions intended to encourage technological development that could benefit humanity.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wendy_Schmidt_Oil_Cleanup_X_Challenge

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