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Researchers Discover New Technique That Make Help Separate Oil From Water

Researchers found a way to look into filter membranes and study how fouling works. This could lead to the development of new filter membranes that resist fouling and offer a more efficient way to separate oil from water.

Material Science June 11, 2019

Ground Penetrating Radar Hints At Massive Amount Of Water Beneath Polar Region On Mars

Researchers just discovered a large reservoir of water ice underneath the surface of Mars. They believe that the slabs of ice sandwiched between alternating sand layers are remnants of ancient polar ice caps.

Space May 25, 2019

All Water On Earth Originated From The Moon’s Formation, Says Study

New research showed evidence that the same cosmic collision that created the moon also brought water to Earth. It means that life on Earth can be traced to this single collision 4.4 billion years ago.

Space May 22, 2019

Pluto Hides A Liquid Ocean Under Its Frozen Surface

It doesn't seem possible for liquid water to exist in frigid Pluto, yet hidden ocean is believed to exist within the dwarf planet. New research suggests an insulating layer of gas could be keeping water from freezing beneath the surface.

Space May 21, 2019

Giant Hole In Mars Atmosphere Responsible For Loss Of Water On Red Planet

A team of researchers found two atmospheric processes that allow water vapor on Mars to reach the upper atmosphere where ultraviolet radiation splits it into hydrogen and oxygen. To this day, the Red Planet is still leaking hydrogen into space.

Space May 14, 2019

Traces Of Arsenic In Drinking Water Can Increase Risk Of Heart Attack And Stroke, Says Study

Drinking water contaminated with arsenic might lead to the thickening of the heart's main pumping chamber that could result in cardiac arrest and stroke. Researchers found that higher levels of arsenic increase the chances of developing a heart condition.

Public Health May 9, 2019

Drinking Less Water Is Linked To Obesity In Kids: Study

A new study revealed that among kids, drinking less water likely leads to drinking more sugary drinks, which is tied to obesity. Researchers urge parents to push their kids drink more water.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 23, 2019

Disney Movie 'Frozen' Inspires Discovery Of New Property Of Supercooled Water

A scientist in New York was inspired by Disney's 'Frozen' and several YouTube videos to discover a cool new property of supercooled water. This discovery could have implications for detecting nuclear weapons and more.

Material Science April 15, 2019

Scientists Play Around With Man-Made Lava To See How It Works

In a new study, researchers experimented with adding surface water to lava to understand the basic physics behind the interaction. They found that it does not take much to trigger a dangerous explosion.

Earth/Environment December 11, 2018

Martian Brine May Have Enough Oxygen To Support Microbes

A new study found that the salty water detected by radar scans might hold enough oxygen to sustain microbial or even basic animal life on Mars. The salty liquid water, however, can only be found under the surface of the red planet.

Space October 23, 2018

How To Avoid Getting UTI? Drink More Water, Study Confirms

Women who often get urinary tract infections should drink more water, according to new research. The study is the first randomized, clinical trial that studied the common recommendation of drinking water to avoid UTI.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 2, 2018

Scientists Peek At Jupiter's Great Red Spot To Find Water

A research conducted using telescopes on Earth found chemical signatures of water in the Great Red Spot, a raging storm. Scientists estimate that the giant planet has two to nine times more oxygen than the Sun.

Space August 31, 2018

Dehydration Affects Mental Performance, So Try Drinking Water If You Can't Focus

A new study from Georgia Tech revealed that dehydration affects mental performance. People who are finding it hard to focus or struggling with motor coordination may want to try drinking water to see if it helps.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 31, 2018

Liquid Water On Mars Detected Underneath Polar Ice Cap: Game Changer In Search For Alien Life

A team of scientists have detected a lake of liquid water underneath Mars' south pole. The anomaly was detected by MARSIS, an instrument on the European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft, and it took years to validate the discovery.

Space July 26, 2018

Earth's Neighboring Exoplanet Ross 128 B Has Perfect Conditions To Support Life: Study

By studying the host star of Ross 128 b, researchers determined the exoplanet is a rocky world with temperate. This means that it potentially has liquid water on the surface.

Space July 15, 2018

Elon Musk Vows To Fund Fixing Of Contaminated Flint Water

Elon Musk pledged to provide funding to fix houses in Flint with contaminated water. A spokesperson for the Flint Mayor said that the city is replacing the pipes and all costs are covered.

Earth/Environment July 12, 2018

How To Stop Annoying ‘Plink Plink’ Sound Of Dripping Tap Based On Science

An experiment had finally figured out what produces the annoying ‘plink plink’ sound of water from a dripping faucet or leaky roof. The study also suggested one simple way to finally stop the nuisance which pestered generations of people.

Feature | Science June 23, 2018

Solar-Powered Water Harvester Creates Drinkable Water Out Of Thin Air

Scientists developed a new device that can harvest water from thin air using energy gleaned from the sun. The water harvester could be useful particularly to people living in areas where water is scarce.

Earth/Environment June 12, 2018

Drinking Water Actually Comes In Two Forms: Ortho-Water And Para-Water

A team of scientists from Switzerland introduced the less-known forms of water: the ortho-water and para-water. The team became the first group to successfully differentiate the two H2O types from each other.

Feature | Science May 30, 2018

England At Risk Of Water Drought Due To Overuse, According To Study

The United Kingdom’s Environment Agency released a new study that England would face a potential water drought in 2050. The agency believes that climate change, population growth, and leakage could cause it.

Earth/Environment May 23, 2018

Woman Dies After Contracting Flesh-Eating Bacteria During Vacation: How To Protect Yourself From Necrotizing Fasciitis

Carol Martin may have contracted flesh-eating bacteria from a hot tub during her vacation. Experts advise ways to avoid contracting necrotizing fasciitis particularly when using hot tubs and swimming pools.

Public Health May 12, 2018

Teenagers Consuming Sports Drinks Instead Of Water Are At Risk Of Health Problems Such As Diabetes, Study Suggests

A study was conducted to examine the amount of sports drinks that teenagers consume daily and its impact on their health. The researchers also said that those who have stopped drinking soda are still at risk for severe health problems.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 7, 2018

Teen Finalists On NASA Competition Want Clean Water In Public Schools

An all-girl team of 17-year-old students' submission to a NASA competition focused on providing clean water to public schools. Their invention is based on NASA technology created for previous missions.

Feature | Science May 4, 2018

Asteroid Impact Experiment Shows That Asteroids Could Have Brought Water To Earth

The origin of water is still a big mystery. A new experiment suggests that the Earth’s water could have come from asteroids that hit the planet during its early life.

Space April 26, 2018

Exoplanets Discovered In TRAPPIST-1 May Have 1,000 Times More Water Than Earth, But This May Be A Problem

Scientists have found that the exoplanets in the TRAPPIST-1 system may have water. Which sounds good, however, the problem is that they may have too much water to support life.

Space March 20, 2018

More Than 90 Percent Of Bottled Water Are Contaminated With Microplastic Particles

Analysis of more than 250 water bottles revealed that 93 percent of the samples are contaminated with tiny pieces of plastic particles. It is not yet clear how ingestion of microplastic can impact human health.

Public Health March 15, 2018

Ice Crystals In Diamonds Reveal There Is Liquid Water In Earth's Mantle

Analysis of diamonds that formed 610 to 800 kilometers below the Earth’s surface revealed ice crystals called ice VII. How do these prove there is liquid water in the Earth's mantle?

Earth/Environment March 9, 2018

NASA Finds Lots Of Water In Hot Saturn's Atmosphere: Can Exoplanet WASP-39b Host Life?

The exoplanet WASP-39b that circles a quiet sun-like star 700 light-years away has three times the amount of water in Saturn. Does the presence of water vapor in its atmosphere mean the planet can host life?

Space March 2, 2018

Minnesota Toddler Is Allergic To Water And Her Own Tears: Other Odd Allergies You May Not Know Exist

A toddler in Minnesota was diagnosed with aquagenic urticaria, a condition that makes her allergic to water. Here are other things that oddly cause allergic reactions to some people.

Feature | Health February 27, 2018

Astronomers Find Widespread Water On The Moon: Can This Sustain Future Lunar Habitat?

Lunar data show that water on the moon is widespread and appears to be present regardless of the time of day. Can this water help future moon explorers and lunar colonies?

Space February 25, 2018

How Much Water To Drink In A Day? The Answer Is Not As Simple As 8 Glasses

Staying hydrated is important, leading to questions on how much water people should drink each day. The popular answer is eight glasses, but the recommended amount of daily water intake is not as simple as that.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 8, 2018

Where Did All The Water On Mars Go? A New Study Claims To Have The Answer

Scientists believe that where was once water on Mars, with different theories on where it all went. A new study, however, claimed that the water that used to be on the surface of the planet is still there somewhere.

Space December 21, 2017

Death Planet: Astronomers Find Exoplanet Almost Made Up Of Carbon Monoxide And Has No Water

Data from the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes suggest that the hot Jupiter WASP-18b has an overabundance of carbon monoxide and little water vapor. The exoplanet may have formed different from other gas giants.

Space December 3, 2017

Liquid Oceans In Icy Bodies Expand Potential Worlds In The Solar System To Find Alien Life

Ice worlds beyond the orbit of Neptune known as Trans-Neptunian Objects may have liquid oceans beneath their icy surface, a NASA study suggested. If correct, this could impact our search for potentially habitable worlds in the Solar System.

Space December 3, 2017

Water Reservoir On The Moon? Lunar Interior Could Be Hiding Significant Amount Of Water

Data from NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper instrument suggest that the moon may have a significant amount of water in its interior. A lunar water reservoir could make colonization of the moon much easier.

Space September 12, 2017

Moon Interior May Hold More Water Than Previously Thought

Satellite data suggest that the interior of the moon may hold substantial amounts of water. What are the implications of the findings on future moon missions and our understanding of the early history of Earth’s natural satellite?

Space July 25, 2017

Most Habitable Planets Likely To Be Dominated By Oceans

The exoplanets that are most likely to host alien life are worlds dominated by oceans. A statistical model suggests that 90 percent of the surface area of these planets is made up of water.

Space April 22, 2017

Solar-Powered Device That Sucks Moisture From Air Can Save Millions From Water-Related Diseases

Diarrhea and other water-related diseases affect people living in regions where water is scarce. These illnesses can be potentially averted using a new device that can harvest water even with low humidity.

Feature | Science April 14, 2017

New Solar-Powered Device Harvests Water From Desert Air

The new technology could help you survive in the desert by using sunlight to evaporate condensed water. The solar-powered water harvester is based on a series of porous crystals that collect the water into a reservoir.

Material Science April 14, 2017

Solar Wind, Radiation Stripped Away Most Of Mars Atmosphere: How This Transformed Red Planet's Climate And Habitability

New data from NASA's MAVEN spacecraft suggest solar wind and radiation were most responsible for loss of Martian atmosphere. How did thinning of the atmosphere transformed the Red Planet's climate and ability to support life?

Space April 2, 2017

Mars Lost Liquid Water From Escape Of Hydrogen Through Atmospheric Route, Says Study

A new study by researchers at the University of Colorado has attributed erosion of liquid water from the surface of Mars to accentuated escape rate of hydrogen from the upper atmosphere of the Red Planet.

Space February 10, 2017

Earth's Water May Have Originated From Within The Planet's Mantle Not From Space

Computer simulations revealed Earth makes its own water deep in the mantle. The discovery could mean that water may have been formed within the planet and did not come from asteroids in space.

Earth/Environment January 30, 2017

Curiosity Rover Spots Potential Mud Cracks On Mars: Another Evidence Of Water On Red Planet?

NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars has found rock cross-hatched with ridges, which are considered mud cracks and potential evidence of water on the red planet.

Space January 18, 2017

New Study Raises Doubt About Liquid Water Flowing On Planet Mars

A new study raises doubt about the presence of liquid water flowing on Mars today. Experiments involving anhydrous salt suggest another possible origin of the water that RSL salts on the red planet contain.

Space December 20, 2016

Dwarf Planet Ceres Is Full Of Water: Biggest Asteroid In Solar System Was An Ocean World

Water on dwarf planet Ceres is frozen as ice, but the biggest asteroid in the solar system was once an ocean world. Early in its history, Ceres had water that churned and flowed, helping separate it into layers of rocks and ice.

Space December 16, 2016

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