From the Gulf Oil Spill to Oil-Absorbing Mats

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published:   Updated: Mar 23 2011
The Gulf oil spill has dominated the news this week, and awareness of the environmental dangers crude oil presents has never been higher. These innovations take our obsession with oil to new heights, from crude barrel necklaces emblazoned with the price of oil to oil-absorbing hair mats that are made from old salon hair clippings.