Researchers have almost doubled the number of materials which comprise solids, liquids and gases that could have a potential use as fuels. This has occurred over the last two years. Get In Stock Alerts on Twitter for SNES Classic, Switch and More The pace of this progress is nothing short of revolutionary in its nature. These synthetic fuels could one day replace coal, oil and methane not to mention a host of other fossil fuels. Many solar fuels are made via sunlight, water and carbon dioxide. They form the cleanest sources of fuel on the planet. Hydrogen gas and a number of liquid hydrocarbons have been produced by the electrolysis of water.Each water molecule comprises an oxygen atom and two hydrogen atoms. The hydrogen atoms are separated and then welded back (so to say though in a chemical sense of that term).This creates hydrogen gas or hydrocarbon fuels that are highly reactive. The source of these fuels is such that they will never be in short supply. Also these fuels will … [Read more...] about Water Will Be The Fuel Of The Future
NASA’s Cassini probe has already shown that Saturn’s moon Enceladus harbors a global ocean beneath its icy crust. The presence of this subsurface ocean is evident through the moon’s intense hydrothermal activity and its icy geysers that spew icy grains miles into the space. Get the Free Tracker App to find a SNES Classic in Stock Now, a new study based on microwave observations of its south pole, shows that the ocean of liquid water might be lurking just a few kilometers beneath the icy crust - much closer than previously thought. This is likely the reason why this region of Enceladus is warmer than expected only a few feet below its icy surface.The conclusion is based on the data collected during a close flyby of the Enceladus in 2011.“During this flyby, we obtained the first and, unfortunately, only high-resolution observations of Enceladus' south pole at microwave wavelengths. These observations provide a unique insight into what is going on beneath … [Read more...] about Enceladus May Have Liquid Water Close To Its Surface, NASA Says
Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and their collaborators have designed a microfluidic device they call a "tree-on-a-chip" which mimics the pumping mechanism of trees and plants. Get the Free Tracker App to find a Nintendo Switch in Stock Like its natural counterparts, the chip operates passively, requiring no moving parts or external pumps.It is able to pump water and sugars through the chip at a steady flow rate for several days."The chip's passive pumping may be leveraged as a simple hydraulic actuator for small robots," said Anette "Peko" Hosoi, associate department head for operations in MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering.Engineers have found it difficult and expensive to make tiny, movable parts and pumps to power complex movements in small robots.The team's new pumping mechanism may enable robots whose motions are propelled by inexpensive, sugar-powered pumps."In small robotics, if we could make the building blocks that enable … [Read more...] about Tree-on-a-chip Can Pump Water For Days
Our Small Business Snapshot series features photos that represent, in just one image, what the small businesses we feature are all about. Heather McDowell, founder and CEO of Tickle Water , explains how this image represents her business.Being well-hydrated is imperative. It allows the body to function properly and helps cognitive abilities and behavior. Water is the best way for kids to stay well hydrated; however, children often find water to be boring.Tickle Water, founded in 2016, is the first and only all-natural, unsweetened sparkling water on the market for kids. It was born out of a desire to get kids drinking more water and to have a platform to teach them about healthy habits, namely staying hydrated.The brand was inspired by my son, Jayger, who was often reaching for my sparkling water. One day I gave him some of mine and he laughed as he took his first sip of carbonation and called the bubbly water "Tickle Water" … [Read more...] about Small Business Snapshot: Tickle Water
In 2014, I attended the annual Burning Man festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. It was an inspiring experience, where I was able to immerse myself in the culture of the temporary metropolis dedicated to the arts and a conscious sense of community.Attendees need to stay hydrated because of the dry, desert environment, and the end result was a mountain of plastic bottles when the festival was over. I knew there had to be a better way – and that's when I developed the idea for Flow water, naturally alkaline spring water product in an eco-friendly package.Flow water also seeks to collaborate with inspiring brands and category thought-leaders who have a positive impact on the community and the earth. That's why we partner with Tetra Pak, a world leader in sustainable packaging, on our packaging. The package is 100-percent recyclable and made from 70 percent renewable material, the majority of which is paperboard from FSC-Certified responsibly managed forests. We also work with … [Read more...] about Water in the Desert: How a Trip to Burning Man Sparked My Business Idea
Starting a business is challenging enough, but can you imagine starting an entire industry? That's exactly what Mark Fuller did when he began designing water features for a living. His company, WET, was the first to create large-scale moving water displays, including the famous Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas, and has installed more than 200 global water features over the last 30 years. Credit: WET Enterprises A designer and engineer with a background in chemistry and physics, Fuller's interest in the movement of water began with a number of water-related projects in his youth, most of which ended in near disaster. By the time he reached college, his passion had led him to write an undergraduate thesis on something he called "axisymmetric laminar fluid flow," a rapid free flow of liquid molecules that makes it appear motionless. Fuller designed and created water technologies based on this phenomenon for the Walt Disney Co.'s special-effects department before co-launching his … [Read more...] about Designer of Bellagio Fountains Gets the Water (and Cash) Flowing
Fun and quirky business news from around the world. Countless plastic water bottles end up in landfills across the country every single day. One company, Dirtball Fashion, is doing its part to lighten the environmental load by recycling these bottles into new products. But Dirtball isn't converting them into pens or plastic bags, but rather men's apparel. Dirtball Fashion, founded in 2008 by race car driver and entrepreneur Joe Fox, makes 100-percent-recycled clothing and hats out of plastic water bottles and cotton scraps. When the bottles reach Dirtball's Hickory, N.C., facility, they are sorted by color, stripped of labels and caps, and ground into shavings, which are melted and extruded into virgin polyester fiber. The polyester is then blended with recycled cotton — scraps from the cutting-room floors of other clothing manufacturers — to create a new fiber that is spun into the yarn used to knit Dirtball's unique clothing fabric. The company produces men's T-shirts, … [Read more...] about Recycled Fashion? Menswear Made of Recycled Water Bottles
My husband Don and I became passionate about providing safe drinking water back in the 1980s. At that time our local monthly water bill warned pregnant woman and infants under the age of six months to not drink the water. Additionally we lived near the Rocky Mountain Arsenal, a designated Superfund site where 600 documented chemicals contaminated the local groundwater. We would regularly attend neighborhood meetings where the government warned us not to drink our tap water.Because of these issues, Don and I developed a miniature water purification kiosk in Brighton in 1984. Built with the support of our family and friends, this kiosk took municipal water and produced high quality drinking water at an affordable price. Each location in the area was computer monitored and serviced on a regular basis.When we opened our first location, we did not have plans to expand beyond the needs of our small community. However, we quickly discovered there were other areas of the country that also … [Read more...] about My Passion for Clean Water Advocacy Catapulted My Business
What is the next step that you would take if your expensive mobile phone or iPod gets wet in the rain or your drop it in a wash basin?Such accidents are not very uncommon. Adam Curry once dropped his iPhone in the toilet. Venadium went for a swim while the iPod was still in his pocket. Leo Laporte did something similar to his cell phone. Virgo soaked his iPod when a bottle of Diet Coke fell over his trousers.Since the warranty for most electronics, including cell phones, does not cover water damage, what can you do to revive that wet gadget ? The answer is in your kitchen.Power off the device (if it’s not off already) and try to completely cover the iPod or iPhone in a bowl of rice. Rice being a natural desiccant will help absorb the excess moisture. Let it dry for at least 24 hours and DO NOT try to charge the device.See video: How to Dry your Wet Cell PhoneThis home-remedy is cheap and worth giving a try before you rush to the Apple store for a replacement. Ernesto from WP … [Read more...] about Dropped your Mobile Phone or iPod in Water?
What should you when you accidentally drop your BlackBerry mobile phone in water or the toilet? Well, soak it in rice.This piece of advice has been around for a while but now it has received the official stamp of the BlackBerry support team as well.When actress Denise Richards wrote on Twitter that she had dropped her BlackBerry in a swimming pool, the BlackBerry guys responded almost immediately saying: One thing you can try is putting your BlackBerry smartphone without the battery in a bag of rice and leave it overnight.The rice trick probably works but make sure that you remove the battery before placing the wet phone into rice. … [Read more...] about Dropped your BlackBerry Phone in Water?