The next time you find yourself lost in the woods with no clean drinking water, the nearest pine tree may save your life. While lake or pond water may provide some short-term relief from dehydration when in the wild, these sources of water are not always clean.
This is where the pine tree comes into play. Pouring lake water through a freshly-peeled pine tree limb can effectively remove most bacteria that may exist in the water, leaving you with a clean and fresh source of H2O. Read more
Reusing plastic water bottles helps the environment and saves money but can present a health hazard if the bottles harbor bacteria or the plastics begin to break down. Many people enjoy drinking chilled water from a bottle for its convenience, but it is important to know how to safely reuse water bottles. Read more
Everything is not always as it seems, and in a recent optical illusion pulled off using some speakers and a rubber hose, YouTube user BrussPup makes water nearly freeze in mid-air.
In the video, Brusspup claims to only use a speaker, rubber hose, water, some tone generating software, a 24hz wave and a 24 frames per second (or fps) camera. The hose is attached to the water and then taped in front of a speaker, which plays the 24hz sine wave. What happens from there is pure magic. Read more
NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has sent back some evidence that shows liquid water could still exist on the Red Planet.
The new images showcase finger-like markings that stream down Martian slopes when temperatures change, as well as show corresponding seasonal changes in iron minerals. Researchers refer to these dark flows as “recurring slope lineae” (RSL) and so far they have found 13 confirmed RSL sites on Mars. Read more
The equivalent of one-third of Melbourne’s water use could be saved each year through the implementation of efficiency measures that deal with climate change, according to a new study.
Researchers at the Monash Sustainability Institute analyzed the water-saving potential of 74 options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions identified in ClimateWorks Australia’s award-winning Low Carbon Growth Plan for Australia. The research was published in Springer’s international journal Climatic Change. Read more