News tagged with water content

Using wastewater to enhance mint production

When essential oils are extracted from plants through the process of steam distillation, wastewater is produced and subsequently released into rivers and streams. Finding new uses for these unused by-products ...

dateMar 03, 2011 in Other
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Students get a feel for soil-water relationships

Using little more than PVC rings, a trashcan, and a scale, students can literally get a feel for soil water retention and field capacity, concepts that are important and useful in fields from farming to engineering.

dateAug 02, 2010 in Environment
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Moon whets appetite for water

Scientists at the Carnegie Institution's Geophysical Laboratory, with colleagues, have discovered a much higher water content in the Moon's interior than previous studies. Their research suggests that the ...

dateJun 14, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Better snowfall forecasting

University of Utah scientists developed an easier way for meteorologists to predict snowfall amounts and density - fluffy powder or wet cement. The method has been adopted by the National Weather Service for ...

dateFeb 22, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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