Did you know that 3.4 million people die each year because of a water-related disease? Science has shown us that without water, there can’t be life. Despite this, so much of the water on our planet is contaminated without people knowing it. To combat this, scientists from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Virginia… Continue reading Water Is Life: The ‘Drinkable Book’ that Decontaminates Water
Though people constantly drink their water from disposable plastic bottles, only 20% of those bottles are recycled. This leaves an enormous amount of unnecessary waste in our landfills and oceans. To combat this issue, a team of three industrial design students in London reconceptualized what a water container could be by creating the Ooho. Shaped… Continue reading This Edible Blob Could Solve the World’s Water Bottle Problem
Earlier this month, NASA scientists discovered clues that suggest some form of liquid water exists on Mars. But what if Mars was full of flowing oceans and a rich carbon dioxide-filled atmosphere like Earth? That’s exactly what software engineer Kevin Gill visualized using data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter.… Continue reading What Would Mars Look Like if It Still Had Water?
Have you ever dreamed of a far, far away home for the future generations of your family? Scientists have discovered a potential real estate option for you! Yesterday NASA announced that scientists using the Herschel space observatory have made the first “definitive detection” of water vapor on the largest object in the asteroid belt, dwarf… Continue reading Scientists Detect Water Vapor on Dwarf Planet in the Asteroid Belt
Life at sea can bring a great sense of freedom as you take to the open water ahead, not to mention some rather pleasing sunsets and views. But eventually life at sea can feel restrictive, and despite its beauty it can trigger feelings of “cabin fever.” This piece by photographer Luke Casey portrays a striking… Continue reading The Sea Life: Striking Photos Through the ‘Porthole’ of a Moving Ship