Here’s a Kickstarter project that deserves your attention. A worldwide group of experts and enthusiasts is designing an autonomous marine robot that can be unleashed in fleets on an oil spill and sweep it all up from the surface of the ocean. Their design and working are completely open, so anyone anywhere can build and improve the design. It also potentially could be set to the task of clearing the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
They will use the Kickstarter money to build a full-scale working prototype. All round excellent project by the looks of it – you can find out much more on their web site and you can sponsor the project on Kickstarter – take the time especially to watch the video on Kickstarter.