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Searching for the surface of water through a single molecule
By observing the spectroscopic behavior of single water molecules embedded in a super-cold, cage-like molecular structure, researchers have revealed key features that underlie the diffuse vibrational spectra of hydrogen-oxygen bonds that make studying the two-dimensional surface structure of water a challenge. (2019-04-18)
The scientists are developing a technology for water purification by electric discharges
The environment around us is becoming increasingly polluted. This includes one of our most precious natural resources -- water. (2019-04-16)
A breakthrough in acidic water electrolysis via ruthenium-based catalysts
A recent study from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) makes hydrogen production through water electrolysis easier and more efficient, and allows people to see the great potential of hydrogen as an alternative new energy in the future. (2019-04-15)
China, India economic development key to achieving MDG for safe drinking water
Research led by The University of Tokyo examined why the United Nations Millennium Development Goal for access to safe drinking water was achieved when all previous attempts had failed. (2019-04-15)
Meteoroid strikes eject precious water from moon
Streams of meteoroids striking the Moon infuse the thin lunar atmosphere with a short-lived water vapor, according to researchers using data from NASA's LADEE spacecraft. (2019-04-15)
Rapid urbanization increasing pressure on rural water supplies globally
An international team of researchers has carried out the first systematic global review of water reallocation from rural to urban regions -- the practice of transferring water from rural areas to cities to meet demand from growing urban populations. (2019-04-11)
Water that never freezes
Can water reach minus 263 degrees Celsius without turning into ice? (2019-04-10)
Catalyst research for solar fuels: Amorphous molybdenum sulfide works best
Efficient and inexpensive catalysts will be required for production of hydrogen from sunlight. (2019-04-04)
It's a one-way street for sound waves in this new technology
Imagine being able to hear people whispering in the next room, while the raucous party in your own room is inaudible to the whisperers. (2019-04-03)
Beware a glacier's tongue
Glaciers extending into freshwater lakes can form long, submerged terraces that menacingly rise above the surface when icy chunks fall into the water. (2019-04-02)
OU engineers discover novel role of water in production of renewable fuels
University of Oklahoma engineers in collaboration with the University of Tulsa have discovered a novel approach for the water-assisted upgrading of the renewable chemical, furfural, doubling or tripling the rate of conversion. (2019-04-01)
We've been thinking of how ice forms in cirrus clouds all wrong
Pores in atmospheric particles allow water to condense, leading to the formation of ice crystals in humid but unsaturated air. (2019-04-01)
New evidence of deep groundwater on Mars
Researchers at the USC Arid Climate and Water Research Center (AWARE) have published a study that suggests deep groundwater could still be active on Mars and could originate surface streams in some near-equatorial areas on Mars. (2019-03-28)
Close Cassini flybys of Saturn's ring moons
The properties of five small moons located close to Saturn's rings have been illuminated, thanks to data from the Cassini spacecraft's final orbits. (2019-03-28)
Speedier stomata in optogenetically enhanced plants improve growth and conserve water
By introducing an extra ion channel into the stomata of mustard plants, researchers have developed a new a way to speed up the stomatal response in their leaves. (2019-03-28)
Researchers aim to demystify complex ag water requirements for Produce Safety Rule
In an effort to ensure the safety of fresh fruits and vegetables for consumers, Cornell University's Produce Safety Alliance is helping to explain complex federal food safety rules and develop new ways to assess agricultural water use. (2019-03-27)
White people's eating habits produce most greenhouse gases
White individuals disproportionately affect the environment through their eating habits by eating more foods that require more water and release more greenhouse gases through their production compared to foods black and Latinx individuals eat, according to a new report published in the Journal of Industrial Ecology. (2019-03-27)
Wastewater reveals the levels of antibiotic resistance in a region
A comparison of seven European countries shows that the amount of antibiotic resistance genes in wastewater reflects the prevalence of clinical antibiotic resistance in the region. (2019-03-27)
'Scuba-diving' lizard can stay underwater for 16 minutes
A Costa Rican lizard species may have evolved scuba-diving qualities allowing it to stay underwater for 16 minutes, according to faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2019-03-26)
The sense of water -- and nitrogen: Studies uncover genome-wide responses that limit crop growth
A team of researchers has tested how each gene within the genome of rice--one of the world's most important staple crops--senses and responds to combinations of water and nutrients. (2019-03-26)
Smartphone test spots poisoned water risk to millions of lives
A smartphone device developed at the University of Edinburgh could help millions of people avoid drinking water contaminated by arsenic. (2019-03-26)
Droughts could hit aging power plants hard
Droughts will pose a much larger threat to U.S. power plants with once-through cooling systems than scientists previously suspected, a Duke University study shows. (2019-03-26)
Wagers winter plants make to survive
In a recently published study, UA ecologists have identified the bets that the most successful annual plants place with water resources. (2019-03-25)
Cryptosporidium parasite detected in Minnesota groundwater
When consumed in contaminated water, the microscopic parasite Cryptosporidium can cause symptoms of stomach cramps, diarrhea and fever. (2019-03-21)
Scientists propose a new benchmark skill for decadal prediction of terrestrial water storage
Scientists find that incorporating the current decadal climate prediction would significantly improve decadal prediction skill of terrestrial water storage over global major river basins. (2019-03-21)
Breakthrough in acidic water electrolysis via ruthenium-based catalysts
Prof. Wu Yuen's team successfully prepared a kind of catalyst which is able to significantly accelerate oxygen evolution reaction, which help human get one step further in pursuing applicable hydrogen fuel. (2019-03-21)
Highlighting social identity and peer group norms can increase water conservation
New research suggests that targeted use of behavioural 'nudges' can encourage people to conserve water. (2019-03-21)
Better water testing, safer produce
Irrigation water's E. coli results can differ between labs, test types. (2019-03-20)
What oil leaves behind in 2.5 billion gallons of water every day in US
Purdue University researchers have developed a process to remove nearly all traces of oil in produced water. (2019-03-20)
Smarter drug release thanks to control over encapsulation
Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology and Utrecht University have discovered the parameters that govern the encapsulation of drugs. (2019-03-19)
Researchers find cost-effective method for hydrogen fuel production process
U of A researchers have identified an inexpensive way to boost the efficiency of a process used to create hydrogen, a clean, renewable fuel. (2019-03-19)
SwRI-led team identifies water-bearing minerals on asteroid Bennu
A Southwest Research Institute-led team discovered evidence of abundant water-bearing minerals on the surface of the near-Earth asteroid (101955) Bennu. (2019-03-19)
Solar-powered moisture harvester collects and cleans water from air
A breakthrough by engineers at The University of Texas at Austin offers new solution through solar-powered technology that absorbs moisture from the air and returns it as clean, usable water. (2019-03-14)
Unprecedented number of warm-water species moved northward during marine heatwave
A UC Davis study documents an unprecedented number of southern marine species moving northward into California and as far north as Oregon during the 2014-2016 marine heatwave. (2019-03-12)
No silver bullet for helping the Great Barrier Reef
Using a combination of advanced satellite imaging and over 20 years of coral monitoring across the Reef, a team of researchers from Dalhousie University, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University (Coral CoE), the University of Adelaide and Lancaster University in the UK has found that chronic exposure to poor water quality is limiting the recovery rates of corals across wide swaths of the Great Barrier Reef. (2019-03-11)
Southern Ocean acidification puts marine organisms at risk
New research co-authored by University of Alaska indicates that acidification of the Southern Ocean will cause a layer of water to form below the surface that corrodes the shells of some sea snails. (2019-03-11)
SwRI-led LAMP instrument sheds light on lunar water movement
Using the Southwest Research Institute-led Lyman Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP) aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), scientists have observed water molecules moving around the dayside of the Moon. (2019-03-08)
NASA's LRO sheds light on lunar water movement
Scientists using an instrument aboard LRO observed water molecules moving around the dayside of the moon. (2019-03-08)
Probing water's skin
Electrosprays of water cannot reliably probe the air-water interface. (2019-03-07)
Houston, we're here to help the farmers
The International Space Station's ECOSTRESS gathers plant data. (2019-03-06)
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