Discovery explains how unkillable tardigrades survive without water

Scientists studying the biology of the tardigrade have filled in important new details around how the tiny aquatic creature can survive the harshest of conditions. The discovery centers on a newfound mechanism that kicks into gear as dehydration sets i… Continue reading Discovery explains how unkillable tardigrades survive without water

Discovery explains how unkillable tardigrades survive without water

Scientists studying the biology of the tardigrade have filled in important new details around how the tiny aquatic creature can survive the harshest of conditions. The discovery centers on a newfound mechanism that kicks into gear as dehydration sets i… Continue reading Discovery explains how unkillable tardigrades survive without water

Tiny quantum cascade laser could help astronauts find water on the Moon

Engineers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center have developed a tiny but powerful laser that could one day help astronauts find water on the Moon. Smaller than a US quarter, the laser makes use of quantum mechanical effects to produce a beam in the te… Continue reading Tiny quantum cascade laser could help astronauts find water on the Moon

2022 Hackaday Prize: Plant Monitoring System Grows To Include LoRa

Change on industrial scales is slow, but if you’re operating your own small farm or simply working in a home garden there are some excellent ways to use water more …read more Continue reading 2022 Hackaday Prize: Plant Monitoring System Grows To Include LoRa

Nano-sponges on graphene make efficient filters of industrial wastewater

Engineers at the University of Vienna have developed a new composite material that makes an efficient filter for removing organic pollutants from water. The system uses super-porous “nano-sponges” embedded on a sheet of graphene.Continue ReadingCategor… Continue reading Nano-sponges on graphene make efficient filters of industrial wastewater

Low-cost filters use plant waste to remove heavy metals from water

When cooking oil is extracted from peanuts and sunflower seeds, a waste product known as oilseed meal is left behind. New research shows that proteins harvested from that meal can be used to filter heavy metals out of contaminated water.Continue Readin… Continue reading Low-cost filters use plant waste to remove heavy metals from water