24 January 2012
A University of Bristol team, led by Professor Julian Eastoe from the School of Chemistry, has dissolved iron in liquid surfactant to create a soap that can be controlled by magnets. The discovery could be used to create cleaning products that can be removed after application and used in the recovery of oil spills at sea.
The research received widespread coverage in media around the world including New Scientist, Chemistry World, BBC Online, Daily Mail, The Sun, The Hindu, The Mirror, The Engineer, Discovery Channel Canada, The Naked Scientists, Wired Magazine, Wired Italy, asiannetindia, Indian Express, Science Daily, Pakistan News Today, MSNBC (US), Financial Times (4 Feb), Reuters Television, Gizmodo (Australia), Le Monde (France) Deccan Herald (India), Yahoo News (US), Red Bull Music Academy Radio (Athens), Herald Scotland, Bild der Wissenschaft (Germany), North Korea Times, eKerala (India), International Business Times (Australia), Straits Times (Singapore), The Huffington Post, inovacaotecnologic (Brazil), CIDA (China), La Hora (Ecuador), Chillan Online (Chile), United Press International, Environnement Futura-Sciences, DerStandard (Austrian national paper), Spanish Ministry News Science Agency, 'As it Happens' CBC Radio One in Toronto (Canada), La Razon (Spanish Newspaper), National Public Radio - NPR (US), The Rutherford Show radio programme (Canada), Wall Street Journal (weekend edition), Fox News (US), Tehran Times (Iran), Financial Times, Der Tagesspiegel (Berlin daily newspaper), BBC Breakfast Television, BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service's 'Science in Action', BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Points West, BBC Radio Bristol and BBC Three Counties Radio, Chemical and Engineering News, EPSRC News, Science & Vie, Decodedscience.com, Kidsweek, De Volkskrant, La Stampa, CCTV (China), Living on Earth, Public Radio International, E&T Magazine, Korean magazine Honor student Science, Xinhua news, China, The Week, Zee News (US), The Engineer, Korean Herald, Analytik News, Wirtschafts Woche, Bospace, Der Newsticker Der Standard, t-Bekaempfung, Deutschlandradio Wissen, Europe Online, Finanznachrichten, Informationsdienst Wissenschaft (IDW), Innovationsreport, Laborpraxis, Nachrichten Magazin, Newspoint.cc, Spektrum der wissenschaft, Welt der Physik, Wissenschaft aktuell, 20minutes.fr, Zegreenweb.com, Le Point, Futura Sciences, Pour la science, Bluewin.ch, BBC Mundo, La Razon, Spanish Scientific News Agency (SINC), Xataka Ciencia, La Hora, Wired Italy, Greenbiz.it, Panorama.it., Green News Techno (France), Radio New Zealand Nights, Kompas (Indonesia), Living on Earth (US), HowStuffWorks, Le Figaro, London Press Service, BBC Arabic.
Full press release: Bristol scientists produce world's first magnetic soap
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