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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)
Solution to mysterious behavior of supercooled water
Japan-based researchers developed a model to explain mysterious breakdown of Stokes-Einstein relationship in supercooled water. (2017-10-23)
New wrapping material enables high quality bioimaging
A nanosheet made of organic polymers has been developed to prevent the drying and deforming of biological samples, thus enabling high-quality imaging under microscopes. (2017-08-25)
Microengineered slippery rough surface for water harvesting from air
A slippery rough surface (SRS) inspired by both pitcher plants and rice leaves outperforms state-of-the-art liquid-repellent surfaces in water harvesting applications, according to a team of researchers at Penn State and the University of Texas at Dallas. (2018-03-30)
Iowa State chemists help astronauts make sure their drinking water is clean
Researchers from Iowa State University and the US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have developed chemistry and procedures that astronauts can use to test the quality of their drinking water at the International Space Station. (2011-09-14)
Drinking more water associated with numerous dietary benefits, study finds
University of Illinois professor Ruopeng An led a study that examined the dietary habits of more than 18,300 US adults, and found the majority of people who increased their consumption of plain water by 1 percent reduced their total daily calorie intake as well as their consumption of saturated fat, sugar, sodium and cholesterol. (2016-03-01)
ESA's sharp eyes on coastal waters
Our growing reliance on coastal waters for food, trade and tourism means that these delicate ecosystems need to be more closely monitored to guarantee their future sustainability. (2011-02-09)
Flipping fish adapt to land living
Researchers have found that the amphibious mangrove rivulus performs higher force jumps on land than some other fishes that end up on land. (2013-07-05)
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)
Baby beetles inspire Pitt researchers to build 'mini boat' powered by surface tension
Inspired by the aquatic wriggling of beetle larvae, a University of Pittsburgh research team has designed a propulsion system that strips away paddles, sails, and motors and harnesses the energy within the water's surface. (2009-01-21)
Stomata development in plants unraveled -- a valuable discovery for environmental research
Gent researchers at VIB have unraveled the action mechanism of the main plant hormone that regulates the development of stomata. (2012-04-03)
UTA partners with Apache Corp. for baseline water quality study in Alpine High area
Chemists from the University of Texas at Arlington have partnered with Apache Corporation to conduct a baseline water quality study of groundwater and surface water in the newly discovered Alpine High resource play in West Texas. (2016-10-12)
New method could open path to hydrogen economy
Washington State University researchers have found a way to more efficiently generate hydrogen from water - an important key to making clean energy more viable. (2018-02-01)
Saving the Great Plains water supply
Significant portions of the Ogalalla Aquifer, one of the largest bodies of water in the United States, are at risk of drying up if it continues to be drained at its current rate. (2013-12-13)
Academy of Natural Sciences to guide coordinated region-wide watershed protection
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University has received a major grant from the William Penn Foundation to support watershed protection and restoration in the Delaware watershed that is intended to coordinate and demonstrate a region-wide impact on improving water quality. (2013-05-20)
New methods of detecting Salmonella in pork meat processing
Infections caused by food-borne microorganisms are an increasing public health burden. (2014-07-24)
Monitoring fluid intake may help improve outcomes for bariatric surgery patients
A well-structured water distribution and documentation process led to increased water intake at one hospital. (2017-07-24)
May the capillary force be with you
Future astronauts may boldly go farther than ever before, thanks to research at Washington State University recently funded by NASA to study fluids in space. (2016-02-22)
Water webs: Connecting spiders, residents in the Southwest
If you are a cricket and it is a dry season on the San Pedro River in Arizona, on your nighttime ramblings to eat leaves, you are more likely to be ambushed by thirsty wolf spiders. (2009-06-29)
Manganese in drinking water: Study suggests adverse effects on children's intellectual abilities
A team of researchers recently completed a study showing that children exposed to high concentrations of manganese in drinking water performed worse on tests of intellectual functioning than children with lower exposures. (2010-09-20)
New connecting system for water pipes
Joints for steel water mains offer increased strength and save on wasted water. (2003-04-24)
Wetlands clean water and may control neighborhood flood problems
Constructed wetlands in planned communities can aid in surface water cleanup and flood prevention, according to Purdue University scientists who completed a five-year study on the management system. (2005-03-02)
Stanford researchers reveal cost-effective path to drought resiliency
California needs to better prepare for droughts. A new study highlights the costs, benefits and obstacles of a possible solution -- managed aquifer recharge. (2016-07-21)
Peanuts that do more with less water
Researchers are studying peanut varieties to find a 'water conservation' trait. (2018-12-19)
Predicting the quality of life for older adults
As a growing number of baby boomers retire, our society will have more older adults than ever before, so it is crucial to determine what predicts quality of life in older age. (2007-05-28)
New study documents cumulative impact of mountaintop mining
Increased salinity and concentrations of trace elements in one West Virginia watershed have been tied directly to multiple surface coal mines upstream by a detailed new survey of stream chemistry. (2011-12-12)
Enhanced model better assesses impact of climate variability
By adding topographic features to their hydrologic model, researchers at the University of Illinois can better assess the impact of climate variability and global warming on terrestrial systems such as stream ecology, water quality and water resources management. (2001-06-03)
Study: One-third of hospitals in developing world lack running water
A study of 430 hospitals in the developing world found that more than one-third lacked running water, a deficiency that can lead to unsanitary conditions for patients in general and dangerous conditions for those who need surgery. (2016-06-22)
New observations on properties of water
Recent experiments on the properties of water by Anatoli Bogdan, Ph.D., University of Helsinki, reveal information relevant for cloud physics and even cryopreservation science. (2006-12-13)
A single ion impacts a million water molecules
EPFL researchers have found that water molecules are 10,000 times more sensitive to ions than previously thought. (2016-04-08)
Methane levels 17 times higher in water wells near hydrofracking sites
A study by Duke University researchers has found high levels of leaked methane in well water collected near shale-gas drilling and hydrofracking sites. (2011-05-09)
School sick days could be reduced with safe drinking water
Providing free drinking water in schools could be key to helping people in developing countries lift themselves out of poverty according to research from the University of East Anglia. (2014-03-14)
Huge ocean 'Frisbees' spin off Brazil's coast
Current rings have been known to exist off northeastern coast of Brazil for decades, but knowledge of their basic properties such as size, speed, depth, and rotation velocity has been limited. (2011-03-21)
Dispersal of fish eggs by water birds -- just a myth?
How do fish end up in isolated bodies of water when they can't swim there themselves? (2018-02-19)
Tiny algae ideal for sniffing out nutrient pollution in water
Tiny algae, called diatoms, living in water could be key to providing a definitive and clear measure of whether streams, rivers and lakes have damaging levels of nutrients in them. (2016-06-24)
Physicists reveal water's secrets in journal Science
Equipped with high-speed computers and the laws of physics, scientists from the University of Delaware and Radboud University in the Netherlands have developed a new method to (2007-03-02)
Study details links between climate, groundwater availability - will help states prepare for drought
Everyone knows that climate affects our water supply, but new research from North Carolina State University gives scientists and water-resource managers an unprecedented level of detail on how climate and precipitation influence groundwater and surface water levels in the Southeast. (2011-11-17)
Studying water quality in Colorado River Delta's Cienega de Santa Clara
A project to monitor water quality in the largest wetland in the Colorado River Delta, the Cienega de Santa Clara in Mexico, will begin in August. (2006-07-24)
Patience pays off with methanol for uranium bioremediation
Uranium contamination is a devastating legacy of nuclear weapon and energy development, but new testing has shown that adding organic molecules can positively affect the bioremediation of this uranium, converting it to a solid mineral and sequestering it within the sediment. (2009-02-23)
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