The billboard producing around 100 liters of water a day (about 26 gallons) from nothing more than humidity, a basic filtration system and a little gravitational ingenuity.
Astronaut Dan Burbank had the idea before leaving the earth, so decided to pack appropriately. For the experiment with the three different knitting needles being performed by the same man, check the video. It’s really quite amazing.
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From the author: Ever since I created the first version of this video a year ago I’ve been wanting to try it again with more water and better lighting / footage. This is a really fun project and when you first see the results, chances are your jaw will drop. The main thing to keep [...]
After a particularly nasty storm (if you’re visiting somewhere BESIDES Oregon or Washington), it’s always nice for a cloudless blue sky to make an appearance. But it’s even better if it’s accompanied by a colorful rainbow. I’m assuming that everyone has seen one at one point or another (the vision impaired aside). But how closely [...]
From the authors: In this video we use a linear fresnel lens to boil and distill salt water into drinking water. The goal is to use this simple technology to help people who don’t have a clean water source, or live near the ocean and need to desalinate water for drinking and cooking.In this video [...]
01.03.13 NASA-funded researchers analyzing a small meteorite that may be the first discovered from the Martian surface or crust have found it contains 10 times more water than other Martian meteorites from unknown origins. This new class of meteorite was found in 2011 in the Sahara Desert. Designated Northwest Africa (NWA) 7034, and nicknamed “Black [...]
21 December 2012 Laura Howes It might look like a pink gloopy liquid to begin with but when you pour Dan Lou’s DNA hydrogel into water it spontaneously reforms into its original shape. Even the Cornell researchers aren’t exactly sure why their new material does what it does, but the potential applications are causing excitement. [...]
Water — just a liquid or much more? Many researchers are convinced that water is capable of “memory” by storing information and retrieving it. The possible applications are innumerable: limitless retention and storage capacity and the key to discovering the origins of life on our planet. Research into water is just beginning.
DAVID BENTLEY, THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE FRIDAY, 28 SEPTEMBER 2012 Drinking enough water is very important during long periods of physical activity or recreational pursuits. But there are rare instances when too much fluid intake can be harmful, and even lead to death. Earlier this week, the ABC reported on the unfortunate death of a [...]
Ice crystals must contain at least 275 water molecules, say German chemists. This size limit has implications for any process that involves ice particles, from cloud formation to making the perfect gin and tonic. To determine the smallest possible ice crystal, the German chemists, jointly led by Thomas Zeuch at the University of Göttingen and [...]
Shock discovery: Bacteria found in public water comes from the treatment filters, not from the water source.
(NaturalNews) When you think of contaminants in water, if you believed they simply came from the source, you’d be mistaken; new data from researchers at the University of Michigan shows that most bacteria found in drinking water actually comes from the filters of water treatment plants. The study, unique in its own right, took a [...]
A parched inland village in Peru has an innovative water resource thanks to a simple ‘fog harvesting’ system installed by two University of Sydney honours students. The pair, Catherine Goonan and Andrew Yeo from the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, has been undertaking a humanitarian-aid focused project ‘Water for Life Peru’ as part of [...]