'Flying fish' robot can propel itself out of water and glide through the air

[ad_1] Illustration of the robot leaping out of the water. Credit: Aerial Robotics Lab/Imperial College London A bio-inspired bot uses water from the environment to create a gas and launch itself from the water’s surface. The robot, which can travel 26 metres through the air after take-off, could be used to collect water samples in […]

Japan briefs diplomats on Fukushima nuclear water concerns

[ad_1] This Jan. 25, 2019, file photo shows water tanks containing contaminated water that has been treated at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan. Japan has reassured foreign diplomats about the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant’s safety amid concerns about massive amounts of treated but radioactive water stored in tanks. […]

Water harvester makes it easy to quench your thirst in the desert

[ad_1] The latest version of UC Berkeley’s water harvester blows ambient air over a cartridge filled with MOF, which is visible inside the plexiglass box. The MOF pulls water from arid air, which is then removed from the MOF by mild heating. The concentrated water vapor is blown out through the tube at right to […]

Water harvester makes it easy to quench your thirst in the desert

[ad_1] The latest version of UC Berkeley’s water harvester blows ambient air over a cartridge filled with MOF, which is visible inside the plexiglass box. The MOF pulls water from arid air, which is then removed from the MOF by mild heating. The concentrated water vapor is blown out through the tube at right to […]

Too-cheap-to-notice water is coming to an end, and water utilities must warn consumers

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Most consumers know the cost of a gallon of gasoline. Many customers can read their electric utility bills and understand how power was expended during the billing period. But ask them how much it costs to take a shower or flush a gallon of water, and they don’t know. Too-cheap-to-notice […]

Researchers find smart faucets could aid in water conservation

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Barely hidden from his study participants, William Jou, a former graduate student in mechanical engineering at Stanford University, pulled off a ruse straight out of The Wizard of Oz. Except, instead of impersonating a great and powerful wizard, Jou pretended to be an autonomous sink. He did this to test […]

Researchers turn plastic water bottles into prosthetic limbs

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Artificial limbs made out of plastic water bottles could save healthcare providers millions of pounds and help tackle pollution at the same time. An expert at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) has successfully manufactured the first-of-its-kind prosthetic limb socket made from recycled plastic bottles. Dr. K Kandan, senior lecturer in […]

Fukushima nuclear plant out of space for radioactive water

[ad_1] This Sept. 4, 2017, aerial file photo shows Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant reactors, bottom from right, Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3, in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan. The utility company operating Fukushima’s tsunami-wrecked nuclear power plant said Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 it will run out of space for tanks to […]

App helps farmers crowdsource water during India's water crisis

[ad_1] Farmers in India using MARVI to record well water levels. Credit: Western Sydney University Western Sydney University’s expertise in water management is providing an efficient tool for monitoring scarce groundwater reserves as large parts of India bake in extreme drought and heat. The MyWell smartphone app is enabling Indian farmers to monitor and manage […]