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TED: How we can make crops survive without water | Jill Farrant

Published on Feb 9, 2016 As the world’s population grows and the effects of climate change come into sharper relief, we’ll have to feed more people using less arable land. Molecular biologist Jill Farrant studies a rare phenomenon that may help: “resurrection plants” — super-resilient plants that seemingly come back from the dead. Could they …

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The Drinkable Book – Water is Life

The “drinkable book” combines treated paper with printed information on how and why water should be filtered. Its pages contain nanoparticles of silver or copper, which kill bacteria in the water as it passes through.  

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Using solar power to purify water

For nearly two years now, members of the remote Mexican village of La Mancalona, have operated and maintained a solar-powered water purification system engineered by researchers at MIT.  

TheBackyardScientist: Underwater Explosions – Slow Motion Dry Ice Bomb

Underwater explosions using Dry Ice, and Liquid Nitrogen, and captured in high definition slow motion. Hey guys, Backyard Scientist here. I this video I throw water bottles filled with dry ice, and liquid nitrogen into my pool. This is seriously cool. The resulting explosions are earth-shaking powerful. I was curious to see what would happen …

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Stanford University: Stanford engineers build a water-droplet based computer that runs like clockwork

Manu Prakash, an assistant professor of bioengineering at Stanford, and his students have developed a synchronous computer that operates using the unique physics of moving water droplets. Their goal is to design a new class of computers that can precisely control and manipulate physical matter.  

AMNH: The 2015 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: Water, Water

Join host and moderator Neil deGrasse Tyson and his panel of experts for a lively discussion about the past, present, and future of water on Earth. Earth is the only place in our solar system with liquid water on its surface. Even though water makes up only 0.03 percent of the Earth’s total mass, it …

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The New York Times: How Dogs Drink | ScienceTake

They do not drink like cats, that is for sure. But as for cats, there’s more going on than splashing when a dog’s tongue hits the water.  

TED Ed: Could comets be the source of life on Earth?

While comets were historically thought to be ill omens of war and famine, recent science has revealed that these celestial wonders actually contain amino acids, the building blocks of life on Earth. Justin Dowd explores the implications of this magnificent discovery.  

NASA Observes World Water Day – The ISS Example

Published on Mar 21, 2014 On March 22, NASA will observe World Water Day. While our home planet is about 71 percent water, only 3 percent of that is available as fresh water. And many people do not have access to safe and clean water sources. On a water planet like Earth, “following the water” …

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AsapSCIENCE·: What If You Stopped Drinking Water?

What would happen to your body without water? AsapSCIENCE got the answer.  

NASA: GPM Mission Briefing

The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) is an international satellite mission that will set a new standard for precipitation measurements from space, providing the next-generation observations of rain and snow worldwide every three hours. The GPM mission data will advance our understanding of the water and energy cycles and extend the use of precipitation data to …

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Discussion: Technology and Affordability – Water Climate and Society: Challenges in a Rapidly Changing World

Water is one of the most important natural resources. This panel explores the innovations in technology and affordability of water, waste water and the economics and regulation of water. Moderator: Richard Luthy, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford. Panel: Peter Gleick, Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security; David Sedlak, Co-Director, Berkeley Water …

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Damian Palin: Mining minerals from seawater

TED presents Damian Palin who is developing a way to use bacteria to biologically “mine” minerals from water. Specifically, out of the brine left over from the desalinization process. With resulting minerals and clean drinkable water – in a world where more and more fresh clean water are needed. Damian Palin: Mining minerals from seawater …

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