The benefits and necessity of removing microplastic particles from the world’s oceans and ashore has spurred many scientific researchers towards finding the ultimate solution. Yet few have come up with such revolutionary ideas as that of the 18-year-old Irish Fionn Ferreira. He successfully tested his idea of using ferrofluids to suck up microplastics in water. Ferreira won the first prize and the associated $50,000 at the annual Google Science Fair.
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