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Inside the fuel cell -- Imaging method promises industrial insight
Hydrogen-containing substances are important for many industries, but scientists have struggled to obtain detailed images to understand the element's behavior. (2019-10-15)
Did early mammals turn to night life to protect their sperm?
Humans are diurnal -- we are active in the day and sleep at night. (2019-10-15)
Searching for water
What does the presence of 1,000 year old water mean for the future of water supplies under the desert regions of Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan, Oman, Yemen and the United Arab Emirates? (2019-10-15)
Has global warming stopped? The tap of incoming energy cannot be turned off
A rapid increase in the global ocean heat content has been detected in observations during the warming slowdown period, at a rate of about 9.8 × 1021 J yr-1. (2019-10-10)
Global model reveals a future without nature's crucial contributions to humanity
A new model that captures nature's contributions to human wellbeing and compares them to peoples' future needs shows that, within the next thirty years, as many five billion people could face water and food insecurity -- particularly in Africa and South Asia. (2019-10-10)
How to keep cool in a blackout during a heatwave
If there is no power for air-conditioning, and tap water is the only resource available, spreading it across the skin is the best way to prevent the body overheating irrespective of the climate, according to a new study from the University of Sydney. (2019-10-08)
Computer kidney sheds light on proper hydration
A new computer kidney developed at the University of Waterloo could tell researchers more about the impacts of medicines taken by people who don't drink enough water. (2019-10-07)
Researchers find antibiotic resistant genes prevalent in groundwater
The spread of antibiotic resistant genes (ARGs) through the water system could put public safety at-risk. (2019-10-04)
Getting an 'eel' for the water: The physics of undulatory human swimming
A team of researchers led by the University of Tsukuba captured the 3D motion of an athlete performing undulatory swimming. (2019-10-03)
Managing stormwater and stream restoration projects together
A unified approach may benefit water quality, environment more than piecemeal. (2019-10-02)
New tool provides critical information for addressing the global water crisis
There has been a critical gap in the ability to identify which households experience issues with reliably accessing safe water in sufficient quantities for all household uses, from drinking and cooking to bathing and cleaning -- until now. (2019-09-30)
Child deaths in Africa could be prevented by family planning
Children under 5 years of age in Africa are much more likely to die as a direct result of poor health linked to air pollution, unsafe water, lack of sanitation, increased family size, and environmental degradation, according to the first continent-wide investigation of its kind. (2019-09-30)
Engineers produce water-saving crop irrigation sensor
Developed by the team of UConn engineers -- environmental, mechanical, and chemical -- the sensors expected to save nearly 35% of water consumption and cost far less than what exists. (2019-09-26)
UMD CONSERVE Center leading effort to advance water and food security
We're running out of water to grow food and the UMD CONSERVE Center of Excellence is leading the effort to develop and adopt solutions. (2019-09-26)
Faster than ever -- neutron tomography detects water uptake by roots
The high-speed neutron tomography developed at HZB generates a complete 3D image every 1.5 seconds and is thus seven times faster than before. (2019-09-25)
Quantum destabilization of a water sandwich
When a thin layer of water is squeezed between two hydrophobic surfaces, the laws of classical physics break down. (2019-09-24)
Fullerene compounds knock out virus infections
Scientists from the Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology and the Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics of RAS in collaboration with researchers from four other Russian and foreign research centers have discovered a new reaction that helps obtain water-soluble fullerene derivatives which effectively combat flu viruses, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), herpes simplex virus (HSV), and cytomegalovirus (CMV). (2019-09-23)
Water may be scarce for new power plants in Asia
Climate change and over-tapped waterways could leave developing parts of Asia without enough water to cool power plants in the near future, new research indicates. (2019-09-20)
Study estimates more than 100,000 cancer cases could stem from contaminants in tap water
A toxic cocktail of chemical pollutants in US drinking water could result in more than 100,000 cancer cases, according to a peer-reviewed study from Environmental Working Group -- the first study to conduct a cumulative assessment of cancer risks due to 22 carcinogenic contaminants found in drinking water nationwide. (2019-09-19)
Smoking abstinence has little impact on the motivation for food
It's sometimes thought that smokers who can't light up are likely to reach for food in lieu of cigarettes. (2019-09-19)
Sesame yields stable in drought conditions
Research shows adding sesame to cotton-sorghum crop rotations is possible in west Texas (2019-09-18)
'Planting water' is possible -- against aridity and droughts
Together with scientists from the UK and the US, researchers from the Leibniz- Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) have developed a mathematical model that can reflect the complex interplays between vegetation, soil and water regimes. (2019-09-11)
Water detected on an exoplanet located in its star's habitable zone
An international study lead by UdeM astronomer Björn Benneke has detected water vapor on the planet K2-18b; this represents a major discovery in the search of alien life. (2019-09-11)
NASA's Hubble finds water vapor on habitable-zone exoplanet for 1st time
With data from the Hubble Space Telescope, water vapor has been detected in the atmosphere of a super-Earth with habitable temperatures. (2019-09-11)
Soils could be affected by climate change, impacting water and food
Coasts, oceans, ecosystems, weather and human health all face impacts from climate change, and now valuable soils may also be affected. (2019-09-11)
'Flying fish' robot can propel itself out of water and glide through the air
A bio-inspired bot uses water from the environment to create a gas and launch itself from the water's surface. (2019-09-11)
Climate change: A dirt-y business
Groundwater is essential for growing crops, but new research shows climate change is making it harder for soil to absorb water from rainfall. (2019-09-11)
Tides don't always flush water out to sea, study shows
In Willapa Bay in Washington state, scientists discovered that water washing over tidal flats during high tides is largely the same water that washed over them during the previous high tide. (2019-09-10)
Major environmental challenge as microplastics are harming our drinking water
Plastics in our waste streams are breaking down into tiny particles, causing potentially catastrophic consequences for human health and our aquatic systems, finds research from the University of Surrey and Deakin's Institute for Frontier Materials. (2019-09-09)
Building water-efficient cities
A University of Arizona-led study shows a community's built environment is closely related to how much water single-family residences use. (2019-09-05)
Source water key to bacterial water safety in remote Northern Australia
In the wet-dry topics of Australia, drinking water in remote communities is often sourced from groundwater bores. (2019-09-05)
Kilauea eruption fosters algae bloom in North Pacific Ocean
USC Dornsife and University of Hawaii researchers get a rare opportunity to study the immediate impact of lava from the Kilauea volcano on the marine environment surrounding the Hawaiian islands. (2019-09-05)
Revolutionizing water quality monitoring for our rivers and reef
New, lower-cost help may soon be on the way to help manage one of the biggest threats facing the Great Barrier Reef. (2019-09-03)
Narrow plasmonic surface lattice resonances prefer asymmetric dielectric environment
A research group led by Dr. LI Guangyuan and Dr. (2019-09-03)
Fetching water increases risk of childhood death
Water fetching is associated with poor health outcomes for women and children, including a higher risk of death. (2019-09-03)
FEFU scientists developed brand-new rapid strength eco-concrete
Engineers of Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) with colleagues from Kazan State University of Architecture and Engineering (KSUAE) have developed a brand-new rapid strength concrete, applying which there is possible to accelerate the tempo of engineering structures manufacturing by three to four times. (2019-08-30)
A new way to measure how water moves
A new method to measure pore structure and water flow can help scientists more accurately and cheaply determine how fast water, contaminants, nutrients and other liquids move through the soil -- and where they go. (2019-08-29)
2019 Airline Water Study by CUNY's Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center
A 2019 Airline Water Study released today by DietDetective.com and the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center at the City University of New York reveals that the quality of drinking water varies by airline, and many airlines have possibly provided passengers with unhealthy water. (2019-08-29)
How changes in land use could reduce the browning of lakes
Over the past 50 years, the water in lakes and watercourses has turned increasingly brown. (2019-08-29)
Fresh water found in the Norwegian Sea
The discovery was made at 800 meters below the surface in two small canyons on the continental slope outside Lofoten archipelago. (2019-08-28)
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