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Asteroid-sample return turns up water on its rocks’ surface

A cubic meter of asteroid dust may have as much as 20 liters of water. Enlarge / Itokawa, the original source of the dust grains examined in a new study. (credit: ISAS, JAXA) About a decade ago, we were surprised to discover t.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaNov 30th, 2021

Engineers discover method to create upward water fountain in deep water

A pair of University of Houston engineers has discovered that they can create upward fountains in water by shining laser beams on the water's surface. Jiming Bao, professor of electrical and computer engineering at UH, and his postdoctoral student F.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News13 hr. 6 min. ago

The Surface Pro 7+ is $400 off at Walmart today

This Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ deal is made even sweeter with the bundled Black Type Cover. Don't hesitate on this huge price reduction......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News13 hr. 7 min. ago

Microsoft Surface Laptop 5: Everything we know so far

Microsoft hasn't talked much about a Surface Laptop 5, but that won't stop us from putting together this guide with everything we know and want......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News13 hr. 7 min. ago

Electrocoagulation helps improve efficiency of microscreen drum filter in recirculating aquaculture system

Total suspended solids (TSS) affect water quality in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS). The TSS with small particle size in traditional RAS is easy to accumulate, resulting in excessive ammonia and nitrite nitrogen, which limits the aquaculture.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News18 hr. 6 min. ago

Automating blood smears for easier malaria diagnosis

One of the key steps in diagnosing or treating many bloodborne diseases is to perform a blood smear, where a drop of blood is spread across a microscope slide for analysis. It is critical the technician collecting the sample perform this smear correc.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News18 hr. 6 min. ago

Controlling how "odd couple" surfaces and liquids interact

The wettability of a surface—whether drops of water or another liquid bead up or spread out when they come into contact with it—is a crucial factor in a wide variety of commercial and industrial applications, such as how efficiently boilers and c.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 34 min. ago

A huge asteroid makes close approach to Earth today

An asteroid two-and-a-half times the size of the Empire State Building is hurtling toward Earth, but there's n cause for alarm......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News20 hr. 35 min. ago

Look up and watch asteroid 1994 PC1 fly past Earth this week

In a slow moving universe, asteroids give us a rare chance to see things moving in real time. We have such a chance coming right up on the evening of Tuesday, January 18, when 1.1-kilometer asteroid (7482) 1994 PC1 passes 1.23 million miles (1.98 mil.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

Why are zebra mussels so sticky? Study may lead to new industrial coatings, medical adhesives

A water tank full of coin-sized invertebrates may not be the first thing you'd expect to see in a materials science and engineering research lab......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

Asteroid twice the size of Empire State Building flying by Earth today

An asteroid two-and-a-half times the size of the Empire State Building is hurtling toward Earth, but it’s OK to look up......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

NASA"s Curiosity Rover Measures Intriguing Carbon Signature On Mars

After analyzing powdered rock samples collected from the surface of Mars by NASA's Curiosity rover, scientists today announced that several of the samples are rich in a type of carbon that on Earth is associated with biological processes. From a repo.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

A "chemical cocktail" of sewage, slurry and plastic is polluting English rivers

Poor water quality in English rivers is the result of chronic underinvestment and multiple failures in monitoring, governance and enforcement, a report from the UK Parliament's Environmental Audit Committee has claimed......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

Dark matter asteroids (if they exist) may cause solar flares 

The trick is distinguishing a potential dark asteroid flare from a normal solar one. An X1.6 class solar flare flashes in the middle of the sun on Sept. 10, 2014. (credit: NASA/SDO) Dark matter is proving to be a rather frustr.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 17th, 2022

Dyson Outsize Absolute+ review: the ultimate stick vac

Wondering if lasers on your vacuum are a gimmick? Turns out they're not. Find out what lasers bring to the Dyson Outsize Absolute+......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 17th, 2022

The World Was Cooler In 2021 Than 2020. That"s Not Good News.

2021 was actually cooler than 2020, points out Wired science journalist Matt Simon. So is that good news? No. One reason for cooler temperatures in 2021 was likely La Niña, a band of cold water in the Pacific. It's the product of strong trad.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 16th, 2022

Microsoft Teams turns your phone into a walkie-talkie

Make your iPhone work like an old Boost Mobile phone. Enlarge (credit: Getty) One of the hallmarks of Boost Mobile prepaid phones in the early 2000s was their push-to-talk (PTT), or walkie-talkie, feature, which allowed you to.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsJan 14th, 2022

Levitating and colliding liquid drops

If you've seen water drops dance and jitter on a hot pan or griddle, you've seen the Leidenfrost effect in action. Or you may have seen the "Mythbusters" episode where Adam and Jamie thrust their wet fingers and hands into molten lead and pulled them.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsJan 14th, 2022

Water vapor detected on a "super Neptune"

The recently discovered planet TOI-674 b, a bit bigger than Neptune and orbiting a red-dwarf star about 150 light-years away, is a member of an exclusive club: Exoplanets, or planets around other stars, known to have water vapor in their atmospheres......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2022

Pandemic saw sales of bottled water dip in Asia Pacific

Measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 caused a decline in the sales of bottled water across the Asia Pacific region during 2020, according to a study by the global market research firm, Euromonitor International......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2022

Technological solutions to droughts

Perennial water shortages in California will likely only grow worse due to climate change. But emerging technologies offer hope—if Californians can stop taking water for granted, says David Feldman, UCI professor of urban planning & public policy a.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2022