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Sun-soaking device

Sun-Soaking Device Turns Water into Superheated Steam

MIT engineers have built a device that soaks up enough heat from the sun to boil water and produce “superheated” steam hotter...
lead-free brass alloy

New Alloy to Solve Lead Problem in Drinking Water

Material scientists at UNSW Sydney have come up with a lead-free brass alloy to replace traditional plumbing brass materials that have been...
Catalyst

Capturing a Snapshot of a Complex Catalyst

A hummingbird flapping its wings may seem impossibly fast to capture on camera. But that's nothing compared to how fast chemical reactions...
measuring device

Start-Up Invents Inexpensive Technology for Conducting Measurements in Water

It was a project for a PhD student at DTU that prompted the development of a low-cost measuring device for use in the wave-breaking...
Actiniais

A Water Treatment Breakthrough, Inspired by a Sea Creature

Inspired by Actinia, a sea organism that ensnares its prey with its tentacles, a team of researchers has developed a method for efficiently treating water.The...
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New Catalyst in Water Splitting Could Improve Hydrogen Generation

With hydrogen’s widely recognised role as a safe and clean energy carrier, research into its production, particularly from renewable sources, has intensified. One of...
artificial intelligence

AI Could Help Cities Better Detect Water Leaks

Costly water losses in municipal water systems could be significantly reduced using sensors and new artificial intelligence (AI) technology.Developed by researchers at the University...
Breeding Corn

Breeding Corn for Water-Use Efficiency May Have Just Gotten Easier

With approximately 80 percentof our nation’s water supply going towards agriculture, it’s fair to say it takes a lot of water to grow crops. In...
hydrogelvideo

Drinking Water Sucked from the Dusty Desert Air

A simple device that can capture its own weight in water from fresh air and then release that water when warmed by sunlight could...
microrobots

Using Electricity and Water, a New Kind of Motor Can Slide...

Look around and you'll likely see something that runs on an electric motor. Powerful and efficient, they keep much of our world moving, everything...
waterborne disease

Surface Water and Flood Dynamics Increase Vulnerability to Waterborne Disease and...

Diarrheal disease, a preventable and treatable illness, remains the second-leading cause of death in children under the age of 5 and a persistent public...
complex splitting water

Researchers Capture New Images of Photosynthetic Protein Complex Splitting Water

When Earth was formed, the atmosphere was rich in carbon dioxide and no free oxygen molecules were present. Early life forms, comparable to present...
biosensors

Engineers Develop ‘Bury-And-Forget’ Sensors, Data Networks for Better Soil, Water Quality

The satellite images are full of red warnings: Miles and miles of bright red along the Louisiana coast; boiling redscovering most of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee.The images show harmful...
water resources

Global Hotspots for Potential Water Disputes

The new study aims to facilitate the implementation of strategies to encourage cooperation between countries.The combination of climate change and demographic growth is...
Water Pollution

How Drought and Other Extremes Impact Water Pollution

One in 10 Americans depends on the Colorado River for bathing and drinking. Last fall’s record-high temperatures reduced Colorado snowpack in winter 2018 to...
water-treatment particles

New Spheres Trick, Trap and Terminate Water Contaminant

Rice University scientists have developed something akin to the Venus’ flytrap of particles for water remediation.Micron-sized spheres created in the lab of Rice environmental engineer Pedro Alvarezare...
super-hydrophobic surface

Flowing Salt Water Over This Super-Hydrophobic Surface Can Generate Electricity

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a super-hydrophobic surface that can be used to generate electrical voltage. When salt water...
hydrogen-generating catalyst

New, Highly Stable Catalyst May Help Turn Water into Fuel

Breaking the bonds between oxygen and hydrogen in water could be a key to the creation of hydrogen in a sustainable manner, but finding...
flexible drying system

An Energy-Efficient Means of Water Damage Restoration

Over a million cases of water damage due to rotten pipes are reported in Germany every year. Infrared heating panels and plastic enclosures are...
Smartphone nano-colorimetry

Researchers Create Smartphone System to Test for Lead in Water

The discovery of lead in Flint, Michigan’s drinking water drew renewed attention to the health risks posed by the metal. Now researchers at the...