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5 Reasons Not to Buy a Tankless Water Heater Now

5 Reasons Not to Buy a Tankless Water Heater Now

There are several reasons to own a tankless water heater. But as with any other appliance you can have in your home, this gadget can have some drawbacks as well, depending on your unique situation. Without a doubt, these systems ...

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Nano-Structures are the Future of Water Repellency

Nano-Structures are the Future of Water Repellency

Conical Nano-Structure Water Hitting the Test Surface Even the most robust water repellent surfaces that are found in windshields, boat hulls and power generators have a tendency to give way under extreme conditions. Conditions such as increased pressure and high ...

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Killer Whale Personal Submarine

Killer Whale Personal Submarine

Killer Whale Submarine (credit: Hammacher Schlemmer) Killer Whale Submarine (credit: Hammacher Schlemmer) Killer Whale Submarine interior (credit: Hammacher Schlemmer) After personal jets and personal yachts comes the turn of a personal submersible. What used to belong only to the military ...

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Salamanders as an Ecological Indicator

The world’s smallest salamander, pictured here next to a dime, is found in Georgia. (photo courtesy UGA) The California Tiger Salamander is on the verge of extinction (photo courtesy National Geographic Society) Ranging from the tiny Patch-Nosed Salamander with adults ...

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A New Kind of Comet?

NASA scientists are baffled by a comet called Hartley-2. “We haven’t seen a comet like this before,” says Michael Mumma of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center – “Hartley-2 could be the first of a new breed.” Jets spew out ice ...

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Pushing Ions Through Carbon Nanotubes

Pushing Ions Through Carbon Nanotubes

A research team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently observed for the first time ever single ions traveling through a tiny carbon-nanotube channel. This achievement could lead to various industrial developments, including extremely sensitive detectors and new water-desalination system. ...

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