Breakthrough in study of aluminum to yield new technological advances
Researchers at Oregon State University and the University of Oregon today announced a scientific advance that has eluded researchers for more than 100 years – a platform to fully study and understand the ...
Worldwide water shortage by 2040
Two new reports that focus on the global electricity water nexus have just been published. Three years of research show that by the year 2040 there will not be enough water in the world to quench the thirst of the world population ...
Designer creates solar powered oven to cheaply freshen salt water
'Super sand' for better purification of drinking water (Update)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have developed a way to transform ordinary sand -- a mainstay filter material used to purify drinking water throughout the world -- into a "super sand" with five times the filtering ...
French company uses wind turbine to create fresh water
Desert nomads marvel at water purifying device
Omar Razzouki gazes intently at the wooden box, marvelling at what might be the solution to the perennial water woes that he and other nomads like him across the Sahara desert face daily.
Researchers make a water filter from the sapwood in tree branches
If you've run out of drinking water during a lakeside camping trip, there's a simple solution: Break off a branch from the nearest pine tree, peel away the bark, and slowly pour lake water through the stick. The improvised ...
Israel solves water woes with desalination
After experiencing its driest winter on record, Israel is responding as never before—by doing nothing.
High-tech materials purify water with sunlight
Sunlight plus a common titanium pigment might be the secret recipe for ridding pharmaceuticals, pesticides and other potentially harmful pollutants from drinking water. Scientists combined several high-tech components to ...
Pioneering method for water purification
"We're using water to clean water." This is how Selma Mededovic Thagard describes her current work on purifying drinking water.
Reducing sewer corrosion: Water additive on the nose with concrete sewers
A team of University of Queensland researchers has found a way to save water providers hundreds of millions of dollars a year by reducing sewer corrosion.
Lima billboard is tapped for drinking water
Stray gases found in water wells near shale gas sites
Homeowners living within one kilometer of shale gas wells appear to be at higher risk of having their drinking water contaminated by stray gases, according to a new Duke University-led study.
60% of China underground water polluted: report
Sixty percent of underground water in China which is officially monitored is too polluted to drink directly, state media have reported, underlining the country's grave environmental problems.