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The superhero-like abilities of the humble gecko have inspired countless avenues of scientific research, and biologists have uncovered yet another incredible talent to add to the list. The researchers have found that the enterprising lizard species also has the ability to run on water, a capability that could lead to the development of advanced robots that do the same thing... Continue Rea
the pavilion will focus on the country's waters, its rivers and its mangroves. The post winning proposal for brazil pavilion at expo 2020 dubai encloses a central water square appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
New York designers Agency-Agency and Chris Woebken have created a series of bright blue plumbing fixtures that could turn the city's fire hydrants into public drinking fountains or showers. Read more
One of the main methods of producing hydrogen for fuel cells is to use artificial photosynthesis to split water into hydrogen and oxygen, but these devices still suffer from some efficiency issues. Now a new hybrid device may be able to recover some of the energy that would otherwise go to waste, by producing both hydrogen and electricity... Continue Reading Hybrid cell turns sunlight and
Removing oil spills from bodies of water is a difficult business, with various approaches having met with mixed results over the years. Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Forestry believe they may be onto something, however, in the form of a reusable "wooden" sponge that absorbs oil while leaving water behind... Continue Reading Wood-based sponge hates water but loves oil Category: Ma
Not all wastewater is created equal – it may not be drinkable, but some of what goes down the drain is perfectly fine for watering the garden or flushing toilets. Water used for hand-washing is relatively easy to treat for reuse, and now engineers at ETH Zurich have built and tested a standalone hand-washing station for use in public places and developing countries that can do just that...
Two years ago, XPrize extended its list of pioneering technology competitions with a new contest aimed at the problem of global water security. After revealing the five finalists earlier in the year, the foundation has today announced the grand prize winner, which outshone almost 100 competitors with its superior ability to harvest fresh water from thin air... Continue Reading Atmospheric
Ordinarily, after they've finished flying in a grid pattern over a given area, fixed-wing mapping drones either just perform a traditional landing on the ground, or they parachute down to it. However, what if they're being used over the water? Well, that's where Aeromao's new Aeromapper Talon Amphibious drone comes in... Continue Reading Amphibious drone performs belly landings on the wate
Artist Katrin Spranger's series of copper and glass sculptures made from plumbing parts and laboratory objects look to an imagined dystopian future. Read more
Most water filters work by a sieve principle, in which waterborne particles that are too large to pass through a filtration membrane's pores end up collecting on its surface. The problem is, such filters ultimately get clogged with trapped particles. The manta ray, however, has developed a work-around that could be applied to human technology... Continue Reading Manta rays may lead us to b is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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