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See-Through Fish

The photographs feature fish that have been specially treated to make the stained skeletal tissues visible through the skin and flesh.


A tube snout (Aulorhynchus flavidus). (Photo by Adam Summers)

The technique, developed by Dr. Adam Summers, uses dyes, hydrogen peroxide, a digestive enzyme and glycerin to make the flesh seem to disappear. Adam Summers has given us a new perspective on the internal structures of the aquatic animals, thanks to his series of artistic photographs currently on exhibit at the Seattle Aquarium. Read more

Restaurant Red Sea Star, Eilat, Israel

Restaurant-Red-Sea-Star1In the water of the Red Sea, seventy meters off the shore of Eilat, a unique underwater attraction was created – the Red Sea Star – the only underwater restaurant and bar in the world. Read more

Water purification: Researchers pioneering new method

“We’re using water to clean water.” This is how Selma Mededovic Thagard describes her current work on purifying drinking water.

Plasma-Reactor-Water-PurificationThe chemical & biomolecular engineering professor at Clarkson University is pioneering a new purification process that, if successful, could help millions of people without access to clean water quickly and efficiently purify water to make it safe for drinking and cooking. Read more

How does snow affect amount of water in rivers?

New research has shown for the first time that the amount of water flowing through rivers in snow-affected regions depends significantly on how much of the precipitation falls as snowfall. This means in a warming climate, if less of the precipitation falls as snow, rivers will discharge less water than they currently do.

142The study by PhD student Wouter Berghuijs and Dr Ross Woods, Senior Lecturer in Water and Environmental Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Bristol together with a colleague from Delft University of Technology is published online in Nature Climate Change. Read more

Novel technique enables air-stable water droplet networks

A simple new technique to form interlocking beads of water in ambient conditions could prove valuable for applications in biological sensing, membrane research and harvesting water from fog.


Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a method to create air-stable water droplet networks that are valuable for applications in biological sensing and membrane research.

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a method to create air-stable water droplet networks known as droplet interface bilayers. These interconnected water droplets have many roles in biological research because their interfaces simulate cell membranes. Cumbersome fabrication methods, however, have limited their use. Read more