Weird structures on Mars may be created by mud volcanoes

The Martian landscape is dotted with features that resemble those on Earth, with evidence of ancient fluid flows. But were they caused by lava or mud? Now, European researchers have conducted experiments in chambers simulating Mars conditions and shown… Continue reading Weird structures on Mars may be created by mud volcanoes

Weird structures on Mars may be created by mud volcanoes

The Martian landscape is dotted with features that resemble those on Earth, with evidence of ancient fluid flows. But were they caused by lava or mud? Now, European researchers have conducted experiments in chambers simulating Mars conditions and shown… Continue reading Weird structures on Mars may be created by mud volcanoes

High Voltage Experiment Pipes Power With Water

The idea of transferring energy with water isn’t exactly new. In fact, it’s downright ancient. Running water has been tapped to power our contrivances since folks were getting excited about that new library they were opening up over in Alexandria. But what if there was a way to deliver power …read more

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GoSun’s solar-powered water purifier fits easily into a day pack

Having graced our pages with inventive coolers, stoves, utensils and ovens, GoSun is back with another clever device for eco-conscious campers. The newly launched GoSun Flow is a neat and portable water purification system that draws on solar power to … Continue reading GoSun’s solar-powered water purifier fits easily into a day pack

“Artificial leaf” device turns water and sunlight into hydrogen fuel

Researchers from Rice University have built a simple new solar-powered device that can create hydrogen for fuel by splitting water. The system is very similar to other “artificial leaf” designs, but the team says it’s self-sufficient and relatively che… Continue reading “Artificial leaf” device turns water and sunlight into hydrogen fuel

Scientists discover koalas quench their thirst by licking trees

New research from a team of Australian scientists is shedding some light on the mystery of koala hydration. The study presents the first description of a previously unknown drinking behavior, showing the unique marsupials drinking by licking tree trunk… Continue reading Scientists discover koalas quench their thirst by licking trees

Superpredator Spinosaurus revealed as first known swimming dinosaur

A new Spinosaurus fossil has revealed that this gigantic predatory dinosaur was a proficient swimmer. The first fossil of the creature’s tail has been discovered, revealing large spines that indicate a paddle shape like a crocodile’s tail – the first d… Continue reading Superpredator Spinosaurus revealed as first known swimming dinosaur

NASA’s Lunar Flashlight to hunt for water in ancient Moon craters

NASA is planning to launch a tiny satellite aboard one of the most powerful rockets ever constructed, to hunt for ice hiding deep inside inky black impact craters on the Moon’s surface. The bottoms of these craters – which are located near the lunar po… Continue reading NASA’s Lunar Flashlight to hunt for water in ancient Moon craters

Nanocellulose used to remove microplastics from water

While no one likes seeing plastic waste floating in our waterways, tiny unseen “microplastic” particles are also a threat to the aquatic environment – and to human health. A new study now suggests that a material known as nanocellulose could be used to… Continue reading Nanocellulose used to remove microplastics from water

Aerogel quickly and cheaply purifies water – by turning it to steam

By converting liquid salt water – or tainted water – into steam, it’s possible to obtain pure, clean drinking water. Doing so could soon be cheaper and easier than ever, thanks to a newly developed material.Continue ReadingCategory: Good Thinking, Life… Continue reading Aerogel quickly and cheaply purifies water – by turning it to steam