News question: Know your oil spill cleaning technologies?

Quiz time: This week we’re spotlighting news about oil spill cleaning technologies.

But first, join Fermilab News at Work in congratulating Bonnie King for winning last week’s quiz. DUNE scientists can look for low-energy neutrino interactions using dual-phase detector technology. Thank you to everyone who participated.

Now, show off your knowledge of the news coming out of Fermilab in this week’s quiz. A winner will be randomly selected from all lab employees and users who submit the correct answer to today’s question by noon CT today, Oct. 17.

This week’s question: Why is the distance between magnets in the electromagnetic-boom structure important? (Hint: See “Scaling up this floating coil: Meet the new prototype in electromagnetic oil spill remediation technology.”)

Good luck! We will announce the winner and answer next week.

Past winners are welcome to participate in the quiz each week. However, only one win per person will be recognized in any 30-day period. The winner is recognized in the following week’s quiz and rewarded with a small token.

Fermilab and Natural Sciences have signed an agreement to develop a novel electromagnetic technology for cleaning oil spills. Fermilab patent and licensing executive Aaron Sauers, left, and physicist and inventor Arden Warner, who leads Natural Sciences, shake hands. Photo: Reidar Hahn, Fermilab