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Artificial blubber

“Artificial Blubber” Protects Divers in Frigid Water

When Navy SEALs carry out dives in Arctic waters, or when rescue teams are diving under ice-covered rivers or ponds, the survival time even...
micropollutants

Water Processing: New Method Eliminates Hormones

Hormones and other micropollutants adversely affect health when their residues enter the human body via drinking water. Widely applicable solutions for their removal, however,...
halide double perovskites

New Material for Splitting Water

Solar energy is clean and abundant. But when the sun isn't shining, you must store the energy in batteries or through a process called...
multi-sensing device

New Device Will Help Protect Vulnerable Communities in Colombia from Unsafe...

The ‘Water Monitoring in Colombian Vulnerable Communities in a Post-Conflict Scenario’ project, financed by the Newton Fund Institutional Links, has developed a developed a low...
water harvestervideo

In Desert Trials, Next-Generation Water Harvester Delivers Fresh Water from Air

Last October, a UC Berkeley team headed down to the Arizona desert, plopped their newest prototype water harvester into the backyard of a tract...
marine environment

Nutritional Quality of Fish and Squid Reduced by Warm Water Events

The nutritional quality of fish and squid deteriorates under warm water events, research reveals - with implications for the marine environment, marine predators and...
fastest water heater

Uppsala Researchers Create World’s Fastest Water Heater

In the experiment, a micrometre-thin jet of water was shot with extremely intense and ultrashort flashes of X-rays using the Linac Coherent Light Source...
Lone water molecules

Lone Water Molecules Turn out to Be Directors of Supramolecular Chemistry

Scientists in supramolecular chemistry often ran into surprising outcomes. A broken seal of a lab cuvette led an American researcher at the Eindhoven University...
honey beesvideo

Bees Adjust to Seasons with Nutrients in Flowers and ‘Dirty Water’

Researchers at Tufts University have discovered that honey bees alter their diet of nutrients according to the season, particularly as winter approaches. A spike...
carbon-based material

Soaking up the Water and the Sweat – a New Super...

UNSW scientists have developed a new carbon-based material that could revolutionise moisture control in applications as diverse as electronics, packaging and air conditioning –...
cancer

Neutrons Evaluate Connection Between Cellular Water Dynamics and Cancer Cell Behaviors

As scientists and physicians search for new ways to study and understand cancer cells, one approach suggests the movement of water molecules located in...
energy storage

Microscopy Advance Reveals Unexpected Role for Water in Energy Storage Material

A material with atomically thin layers of water holds promise for energy storage technologies, and researchers have now discovered that the water is performing...
liquid water

X-Ray Laser Reveals Ultrafast Dance of Liquid Water

Water’s lack of color, taste and smell make it seem simple – and on a molecular level, it is. However, when many water molecules...
water heatervideo

Scientists Turn X-ray Laser Into World’s Fastest Water Heater

Scientists have used a powerful X-ray laser at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to heat water from room temperature to 100,000...
water purification tablet

UVA Engineers Quadruple Performance of Their Water Purification Tablet

A ceramic water purification tablet developed at the University of Virginia and used by tens of thousands of people in 40 countries is now...
X-ray pulses

X-Rays from Tabletop Lasers Allows Scientists to Peer Through the ‘Water...

The technique means advanced measurements of fast reactions will now be possible in physics labs around the world, without having to wait to use...
plastic microfluidic chip

HKBU Scholars Invent Award-Winning Portable Device for Quick and Accurate Detection...

The research team from the Department of Chemistry of HKBU invented a portable device for one-stop detection of lead concentration in drinking water. The...
Water-repellent

Water-Repellent Surfaces Can Efficiently Boil Water, Keep Electronics Cool

Surfaces that repel water can support efficient boiling if all air and vapor is removed from a system first, according to research featured on...
water-based battery

Researchers Have Developed a Water-Based Battery to Store Solar and Wind...

Stanford researchers have developed a water-based battery that could provide a cheap way to store wind or solar energy generated when the sun is...
super thin sheets

X-Ray Scientists Create Tiny, Super-Thin Sheets of Flowing Water that Shimmer...

Water is an essential ingredient for life as we know it, making up more than half of the adult human body and up to...