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Mexican Scientists Develop Technology to Clean up Oil Spills

XINHUA Scientists at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) have developed a new technique that can clean up oil, as well as radioactive substances, fertilizers, drugs and other pollutants dumped in the ocean. The innovative technique involves nanotubes made from halloysite, a naturally occurring clay mineral, and magnetite, a highly magnetic mineral. “We can apply a magnetic field to

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Talavera Declared Intangible Global Patrimony

By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF Talavera, the thick, heavy pottery that has become synonymous Mexico’s central state of Puebla, has been added to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) announced Wednesday, Dec. 11. The traditional Mexican handicraft is the first Mexican artisan technique to merit the United Nations distinction. Talavera is

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