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Turning Water into Hydrogen Fuel

Turning Water into Hydrogen Fuel

Materials scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently announced a new way to harvest small amounts of waste energy, thus harnessing it to turn water into usable hydrogen fuel. The new process provides many benefits including simplicity, efficiency, and the ...

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SARA Orbiter Advances

SARA Orbiter Advances

Scientists using the European Space Agency’s Sub-keV Atom Reflecting Analyzer (SARA) instrument aboard India’s Chandrayaan-1 Lunar Orbiter have determined how water could be created on the lunar surface. In addition, the same discovery could lead to an entirely new mechanism ...

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Martian Rivers and Lakes

Martian Rivers and Lakes

Giant cracks that crisscross to form polygons have been imaged on the floors of hundreds of Martian impact craters by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Scientists have been aware of them for years, but assumed they resulted from the expansion and ...

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SEM of Untreated Water Specimen

SEM of Untreated Water Specimen

This digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of an untreated water specimen extracted from a wild stream mainly used to control flooding during inclement weather, revealed the presence of unidentified organisms, which included bacteria, protozoa, and algae. In this particular view, ...

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Turning Air Humidity Into Water

Turning Air Humidity Into Water

Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB in Stuttgart have found a way of converting air humidity into drinkable water. The developed method could prove extremely useful in desolate areas such as deserts, where dry soil ...

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Converting Wastewater into Clean Energy

Converting Wastewater into Clean Energy

Waltham Technologies, a new Boston-based startup founded by Una Ryan, is using blue-green algae to decontaminate wastewater while creating a viable source of clean energy at the same time. The algae eats carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the ...

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Buckyballs Prevent Water Biofouling

Buckyballs Prevent Water Biofouling

Researchers at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina have shown that buckyballs could prevent bacteria and other contaminants from attaching to water pipes and the membranes used to filter water in filtration plants. When bacteria attach to these surfaces, they ...

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Modeling the Sound of Water

Modeling the Sound of Water

Researchers at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York are developing a method for real-time calculations of the sounds made by fluids as they flow, drip, and splash. While such sounds can be dubbed in after the fact, generating them within ...

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Hydrogen Produced from Aluminum and Water

Hydrogen Produced from Aluminum and Water

Scientists at Pennsylvania State University and Virginia Commonwealth University are producing hydrogen by exposing clusters of aluminum atoms to water. Rather than relying on the electronic properties of the aluminum, this new process depends on the geometric distribution of atoms ...

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Underground Water on Saturn’s Moon

Underground Water on Saturn’s Moon

Researchers working on NASA’s Cassini mission to Saturn are theorizing that Saturn’s moon Enceladus has pockets of liquid water located just underneath its surface. Several recent flybys of this moon (including one on October 9, 2008 that passed a mere ...

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