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Water can be 2 different liquids

Posted on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 by

We all know water, right? It’s two hydrogen atoms and an oxygen atom bonded together. We need it to live, so we try and conserve it and keep it clean. We also bottle it, flavor it and debate whether sparkling or mineral water is better. But that’s all on the surface, really. It turns out […]

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New drinking water solution launched at ADB as first customer in PH market

Posted on Thursday, June 28th, 2018 by

A hydropanel that only needs sunlight and air to make potable water is now available in the Philippines. On Thursday, Green Heat Corporation launched the technology called SOURCE Hydropanel™, with Asian Development Bank (ADB) as their first customer for it. Developed by a United States-based company Zero Mass Water, Inc. (ZMW), SOURCE combines […]

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Amazing new water harvester turns air into fresh water, even in the desert

Posted on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 by

Water harvesting involves technology with the miraculous ability to net water from the air and transform it into the drinkable stuff. It’s a concept that has always been practical in humid regions, where the air is moist. But water harvesting models rarely make sense in arid desert regions. That is, until now. A team […]

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How ‘toilet to tap’ water is made

Posted on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 by

Researchers gave bottled water, recycled wastewater from the tap, and conventional tap water to 143 participants and asked them to rate the waters without knowing where they came from. (Photo: People Image Studio/Shutterstock) Recycled wastewater is safe to drink, but the thought of drinking water that once ran through the kitchen sink or the toilet […]

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36 eye-opening facts about water

Posted on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 by

In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated March 22 as the first World Water Day. And with good reason – without water, we’d be nothing. Just dust. Water is one of the most common substances on earth, and one of the most vital; it’s a tremendously valuable resource, yet one we squander and […]

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New water-splitting method could open path to hydrogen economy

Posted on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 by

Washington State University researchers have found a way to more efficiently generate hydrogen from water — an important key to making clean energy more viable. Using inexpensive nickel and iron, the researchers developed a very simple, five-minute method to create large amounts of a high-quality catalyst required for the chemical reaction to split water. They […]

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Diébédo Francis Kéré’s rainwater-harvesting 2017 Serpentine Pavilion unveiled in London today

Posted on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 by

Today marks the official debut of Diébédo Francis Kéré’s spectacular rainwater-harvestingSerpentine Pavilion. The 2017 pavilion was unveiled on a perfectly sunny day – but when it rains the roof will protect protect visitors from drizzle while funneling precipitation it into a central waterfall and storing it for irrigation in the surrounding park. The pavilion […]

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Food that doesn’t waste water

Posted on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 by

Water is life, the world’s most precious resource. Yet across rural Australia, irrigation systems covering an estimated 2.5 million hectares of land are in desperate need of modernisation. In the United States, the figure is 10 times as high. But of the major nations, it is in thirsty China that substandard irrigation hits hardest. Across […]

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Water for agriculture: Producing more with less

Posted on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 by

It is common knowledge that a 60% increase in food production will be necessary to feed the world in 2050, and water is essential for agricultural production if it is going to meet rising food needs. In the last century, water was considered an infinite resource, yet water stocks are dwindling. Moreover, water consumption […]

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Manchester researcher helping to tackle the world’s water challenges

Posted on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 by

A researcher from The University of Manchester has developed a free tool to help scientists and policymakers to manage agricultural water use and improve crop water productivity in regions where supply is scarce. Globally, there are growing demands to produce more food with less pressure on water resources and the environment. Mathematical models that […]

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