• MIT's Solar-Powered Robot Prototype Ready To Swarm Upon Oil Spills

    MIT researchers tested the first prototype of the Seaswarm, a pack of robots that use nanotechnology to suck up oil from the surface of the ocean and for immediate processing. When completed, the robots will be able to travel along oil-spilled waters, collecting oil more cheaply and efficiently than oil skimmers. The robots are large: 16 feet in length and seven feet in width. They push a… Read More

  • Yet another poorly photoshopped BP stock photos is found [update: make that 2]

    This is amazing. First, this BP pic was found to be photochopped a few days back and now Gizmodo discovered yet another. I doubt this company could mess up any more. Actually, no, I fully expect them to mess up a lot more.
    Update: I just found this one in this set, which doesn’t seem malicious but simply proves the person doing these edits is horrible at Photoshop. The back screen… Read More

  • BP Buys Verenium's Biofuel Business For $98 Million

    As oil continues to spill in the Gulf of Mexico, BP is looking towards alternatives such as biofuels. BP announced today that it will acquire the cellulosic biofuels business of Verenium. The $98.3 million deal includes Verenium’s biofuel facilities in Jennings, LA and San Diego, CA. But it doesn’t include Verenium’s commercial enzyme business, and allows Verenium to develop… Read More

  • Facebook Disabled The Massively Popular Boycott BP Page "In Error"

    This morning, there was some ruckus on the Web when Facebook seemingly flat out deleted the Boycott BP page, which has amassed some 734,000 ‘fans’ on the social network so far. The message spread quickly, with posts going up on CNN’s citizen journalism project iReport and Desmond Perkins, who set up the Boycott BP page, alleging that Facebook singled him and members of his… Read More

  • Oil Spill Still Too Slippery To Solve (But Here Are Some Videos)

    So far, an estimated 82 million gallons of oil have leaked into the Gulf of Mexico. Everything BP has tried to stop the largest oil spill in history has failed. The company has tried everything from “junk shots” to “top kill” to containment domes, and is still spending $100 million a day to try to cap the well and clean up the mess. The company is even open to… Read More

  • When Social Media Becomes The Message: The Gulf Oil Spill And @BPGlobalPR

    Nearly everyone has something to say about BP’s oil spill, and from a public relations perspective, the company is floundering. Both its stock price and brand value have taken a deepwater dive, and it is struggling to make its own voice heard. When you Google “BP PR” or “BP public relations,” the top organic result is @BPGlobalPR, a parody account on Twitter… Read More

  • Central Command Turns To Twitter To Solve The Gulf Oil Spill. Uh Oh.

    As you’re probably well aware, there’s a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico right now. When BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded and then sank last month, it began dumping thousands of barrels of oil into the Gulf each day. By the time the oil stops leaking, it’s expected to be the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Yeah, it’s bad. It’s so bad… Read More