Magnetic solution removes toxic “forever chemicals” from water in seconds

Scientists in Australia have developed an intriguing new technique for removing toxic “forever chemicals” from water. Adding a solution to contaminated water coats the pollutants and makes them magnetic, so they can easily be attracted and isolated.Con… Continue reading Magnetic solution removes toxic “forever chemicals” from water in seconds

Curiosity finds opal on Mars – a possible water source for astronauts

NASA’s Curiosity rover has discovered opal on Mars. The deposits may prove to be valuable to future Martian explorers not as jewelry but as a potential source of water.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Mars, Minerals, Geology, Water, Curios… Continue reading Curiosity finds opal on Mars – a possible water source for astronauts

Drink water, live longer? Study finds link between hydration and aging

A fascinating study from researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggests people who don’t drink enough fluids could be at greater risk of chronic disease and are more likely to die at a younger age.Continue ReadingCategory: Health &… Continue reading Drink water, live longer? Study finds link between hydration and aging

High-efficiency water filter removes 99.9% of microplastics in 10 seconds

Microplastics are a growing environmental problem, but now researchers in Korea have developed a new water purification system that can filter out these tiny fragments, as well as other pollutants, very quickly and with high efficiency.Continue Reading… Continue reading High-efficiency water filter removes 99.9% of microplastics in 10 seconds

Offshore structures could harvest city drinking water from ocean air

It’s a cruel irony that over 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered in water, but it’s undrinkable. Scientists at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) have now modeled the feasibility of a hypothetical system that can capture water vapor f… Continue reading Offshore structures could harvest city drinking water from ocean air

Hydrogen and UV breaks down toxic PFAS “forever” chemicals in water

PFAS are among the most insidious pollutants, thanks to their ubiquity, their long life and their growing list of linked health concerns. But now researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed a new method to break them down more… Continue reading Hydrogen and UV breaks down toxic PFAS “forever” chemicals in water

Water worlds: Best evidence yet of new type of exoplanet

Get Kevin Costner on the phone – astronomers may have found some water worlds. Two nearby planets have been found to be covered in deep global oceans under hot, steamy atmospheres.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Exoplanet, Planet, Water, … Continue reading Water worlds: Best evidence yet of new type of exoplanet

Water-based circuit concept switches much faster than semiconductors

Water is usually something you’d want to keep away from electronic circuits, but engineers in Germany have now developed a new concept for water-based switches that are much faster than current semiconductor materials.Continue ReadingCategory: Electron… Continue reading Water-based circuit concept switches much faster than semiconductors

Visualization of “toilet plumes” may lead to cleaner, safer bathrooms

You’ve probably heard it before – if you don’t put the lid down on the toilet, droplets of filth will fly out when you flush it. Scientists have now visualized that process for the first time, in hopes of reducing it with better toilet designs.Continue… Continue reading Visualization of “toilet plumes” may lead to cleaner, safer bathrooms