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Better methods improve measurements of recreational water quality
The concentration of enterococci, bacteria that thrive in feces, has long been the federal standard for determining water quality. (2018-07-13)
Study finds room for improvement in South Korea's polluted river basin
A new Portland State University study shows that even though water quality has improved in South Korea's Han River basin since the 1990s, there are still higher-than-acceptable levels of pollutants in some of the more urbanized regions in and around the capital Seoul. (2018-07-12)
Graphene could be key to controlling water evaporation
Graphene coatings may offer the ability to control the water evaporation process from various surfaces, according to new research. (2018-07-12)
Tropical Storm Chris gives NASA satellite a signature 'C'
When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the northwestern Atlantic Ocean, an instrument aboard looked at Tropical Storm Chris' water vapor and cloud temperatures. (2018-07-10)
Lifejackets could save 180 or more lives a year
About 180 people died because they weren't wearing a lifejacket in UK waters in the last decade, according to new research. (2018-07-06)
Analyzing effects of multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) & polyethylene glycol (PEG)
Nowadays, the maintenance of wellbore stability is a very important activity in the drilling industry. (2018-07-03)
Next-generation robotic cockroach can explore under water environments
In nature, cockroaches can survive underwater for up to 30 minutes. (2018-07-02)
Water compresses under a high gradient electric field
Scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have predicted new physics governing compression of water under a high-gradient electric field. (2018-07-02)
'Dancing' holes in droplets submerged in water-ethanol mixtures
Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have observed the formation of holes that move by themselves in droplets of ionic liquids (IL) sitting inside water-ethanol mixtures. (2018-06-30)
Researchers report novel hybrid catalyst to split water
Researchers from the University of Houston and the California Institute of Technology have reported an inexpensive hybrid catalyst capable of splitting water to produce hydrogen, suitable for large-scale commercialization. (2018-06-29)
Building bridges with water molecules
A team based at TU Wien has now managed to uncover the mystery behind the structure of water molecules on iron oxide surfaces, and their work has revealed that water molecules can form of complex structures reminiscent of bridges, which play a significant role when it comes to chemical reactions on the surface. (2018-06-28)
Mars valleys traced back to precipitation
Astonishingly similar: The valley networks of Mars bear a strong resemblance to those found in arid landscapes on Earth. (2018-06-28)
Break it down: Understanding the formation of chemical byproducts during water treatment
To improve water treatment, researchers use modeling to understand how chemical byproducts form during the advanced oxidation process. (2018-06-27)
Electrospun sodium titanate speeds up the purification of nuclear waste water
Electrospun sodium titanate speeds up the purification of water based on selective ion exchange -- effectively extracts radio-active strontium. (2018-06-27)
THz spectroscopy could help Explain water's anomalies
Liquid water sustains life on earth, but its physical properties remain mysterious among scientific researchers. (2018-06-27)
What causes the sound of a dripping tap -- and how do you stop it?
Scientists have solved the riddle behind one of the most recognisable, and annoying, household sounds: the dripping tap. (2018-06-22)
Rapid and efficient oil-water separation achieved by newly-developed particles
Recently, researchers from the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry have developed an emulsion interfacial polymerization approach to synthesize anisotropic Janus particles with controllable topological and chemical anisotropy. (2018-06-22)
Water can be very dead, electrically speaking
Water is one of the most fascinating substances on Earth and at the heart of its many unusual properties is high polarizability, a strong response to an applied electric field. (2018-06-21)
Better model of water under extreme conditions could aid understanding of Earth's mantle
A team of University of Chicago scientists ran quantum simulations to develop a new model of the behavior of water at extremely high temperatures and pressures. (2018-06-20)
Study: Climate action can limit Asia's growing water shortages
Even 'modest' action to limit climate change could help prevent the most extreme water-shortage scenarios facing Asia by the year 2050, according to a new study led by MIT researchers. (2018-06-19)
Political leaning influences city water policies as strongly as climate
Researchers examined city water policies over the course of four years to create a database of water conservation policies. (2018-06-19)
New material for splitting water
Solar energy is clean and abundant, but when the sun isn't shining, you must store the energy in batteries or through a process called photocatalysis. (2018-06-18)
Long suspected theory about the moon holds water
A team of Japanese scientists led by Masahiro Kayama of Tohoku University's has discovered a mineral known as moganite in a lunar meteorite found in a hot desert in northwest Africa. (2018-06-14)
New discovery about the brain's water system may prove beneficial in stroke
Water is transported from the blood into the brain via an ion transporter, a new study on mice conducted at the University of Copenhagen reveals. (2018-06-14)
Water fluoridation confirmed to prevent dental decay in US children and adolescents
The fluoridation of America's drinking water was a great public health achievement in the twentieth century but there are few studies from the last three decades investigating the impact of water fluoridation on US dental health. (2018-06-14)
Breakthrough in lignin research: Spherical particles multiply enzyme efficiency
Lignin, a pulp industry by-product, could replace fossil materials. (2018-06-12)
Boring down on boron
High-temperature desalination technologies can efficiently reduce the concentrations of a chemical element in seawater to make it an effective substitute for fresh water. (2018-06-12)
Water users associations approve remote control watering systems
Researchers at the University of Cordoba assess the success or failure of installing remote control systems and data measuring in water users associations. (2018-06-08)
Widespread uranium contamination found in India's groundwater
A Duke-led study has found widespread uranium contamination in groundwater aquifers -- a chief source for drinking water and irrigation -- in 16 Indian states. (2018-06-07)
Nutritional quality of fish and squid reduced by warm water events
The nutritional quality of fish and squid deteriorates under warm water events, research reveals -- with implications for the marine environment, marine predators and fisheries capturing food for human consumption. (2018-06-07)
Swimming without an engine
Using nothing but 3D printing, scientists have developed a paddling submarine that requires no engine, propellant or power supply. (2018-06-05)
A new material capable of the adsorption of organic pollutants in water
The results show that the material C18-Mica-4 is capable of eliminating the majority of pollutants that were evaluated in urban waste water, as well as surface water and potable water. (2018-06-05)
Research on spider glue resolves sticky problem
Ever wonder why paint peels off the wall during summer's high humidity? (2018-06-05)
Lone water molecules turn out to be directors of supramolecular chemistry
A broken seal of a lab cuvette led an American researcher in the Netherlands to the origin of many an inexplicable result: the weather. (2018-05-30)
Water is not the same as water
Water molecules exist in two different forms with almost identical physical properties. (2018-05-29)
Making sense of the situation in Cape Town
Scientists at the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission's Science and Knowledge service, analyze Southern African weather patterns, helping policymakers plan actions to minimize the impact of water shortages. (2018-05-29)
Microscopy advance reveals unexpected role for water in energy storage material
A material with atomically thin layers of water holds promise for energy storage technologies, and researchers have now discovered that the water is performing a different role than anyone anticipated. (2018-05-24)
Low-cost membrane cleans up light and heavy oils in a single step
Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a low-cost membrane that effectively separates oil and water on demand -- potentially paving the way for faster cleanups of oil spills and improved treatment of industrial wastewater in the future. (2018-05-24)
Determining effective methods of irrigation as water becomes increasingly scarce
US consumers prefer the idea of using fresh water for any watering needs. (2018-05-23)
The ultrafast dance of liquid water
Typically we consider that water molecules in the liquid state move randomly on ultrafast timescales due to thermal fluctuations. (2018-05-17)
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