Velox the robotic wiggles through the water video

Velox the robotic wiggles through the water video

What the Future December 21, 2018 Sci-TechRobots
A wave of modification is concerning our world’s water resources

A wave of modification is concerning our world’s water resources

This is the fourth in a 10-part series about the ongoing global impacts of climate change. These stories will look at the current effects of a changing planet, what the emerging science suggests is behind those changes and what we all can do to adapt to them. It’s January 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa. After three…
6 things that should not contaminate your drinking water

6 things that should not contaminate your drinking water

(for more about Power Words, click here) acidic     An adjective for materials that contain acid. These materials often are capable of eating away at some minerals such as carbonate, or preventing their formation in the first place. agriculture     The growth of plants, animals or fungi for human needs, including food, fuel, chemicals and medicine. arsenic     A highly poisonous metallic…
New methods to tidy up contaminated sources of drinking water

New methods to tidy up contaminated sources of drinking water

(for more about Power Words, click here) anode     The negative terminal of a battery, and the positively charged electrode in an electrolytic cell. It attracts negatively charged particles. The anode is the source of electrons for use outside the battery when it discharges. arsenic     A highly poisonous metallic element. It occurs in three chemically different forms, which…
Thermal power plants utilize a great deal of water, however that’s gradually altering

Thermal power plants utilize a great deal of water, however that’s...

Enlarge / A view of the decommissioned Duke Energy Crystal River Nuclear Power Plant. Photo by: Jeffrey Greenberg/UIG via Getty Images It may come as a surprise that as of 2015, most of the water taken out of US ground- and surface-water sources was withdrawn by the electricity sector. Irrigation is a close second, and…
Not all the Earth’s Water Originated from Comets

Not all the Earth’s Water Originated from Comets

We have comets and asteroids to thank for Earth’s water, according to the most widely-held theory among scientists. But it’s not that cut-and-dried. It’s still a bit of a mystery, and a new study suggests that not all of Earth’s water was delivered to our planet that way. Hydrogen is the most abundant element in…
Austin, Texas, Issues Citywide Boil Water Notification

Austin, Texas, Issues Citywide Boil Water Notification

Flooding in Austin, Texas, has washed untold volumes of soil and silt into the river system, says Austin Water Director Greg Meszaros. Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUT hide caption toggle caption Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUT Flooding in Austin, Texas, has washed untold volumes of soil and silt into the river system, says Austin Water Director Greg Meszaros. Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUT In…
View NASA release 450,000 gallons of water in 1 minute

View NASA release 450,000 gallons of water in 1 minute

NASA NASA calls it the "Ignition Overpressure Protection and Sound Suppression water deluge system" and it is truly a sight to behold. Just watch it in action: In just over a minute the system releases roughly 450,000 gallons of water, sending it 100 feet into the air. The goal: reduce the extreme amount of heat…
Austin Issues Citywide Boil Water Notification

Austin Issues Citywide Boil Water Notification

Flooding in Austin has washed untold volumes of soil and silt into the river system says Austin Water Director Greg Meszaros. Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUT hide caption toggle caption Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUT Flooding in Austin has washed untold volumes of soil and silt into the river system says Austin Water Director Greg Meszaros. Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUT The city of…
Why infants can’t consume water

Why infants can’t consume water

While adults need a constant reminder to drink more and stay hydrated, it's a different story for newborn babies. Their bodies aren't developed enough to consume even a few ounces of water, which in extreme cases could be fatal. Following is a transcript of the video. There is a time in every person's life when…
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