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agricultureNanoparticles can triple the rate of evaporation for solar desalination

Tellurium nanoparticles can triple the evaporation rate of solar desalination and can raise the temperature of water from 29° to 85°C within 100 seconds. If the production of Tellurium nanoparticles can be scaled up to commercial scale the energy needed …

europeUnderground lake of liquid water detected on Mars – liquid water could be in layer a mile deep all over Mars

The European Space Agency has used ground penetrating radar to detect an underground liquid water lake on Mars. The radar investigation shows that south polar region of Mars is made of many layers of ice and dust down to a …

MarsDrilling deep to the Mars Lake

Honeybee Robotics has been working on a Planetary Deep drill. It has been tested to a depth of about 100 feet (30 meters). The plan has to been to have the lightweight system reach kilometers of depth. This would be …

educationElectricity to fix existing problems and barriers and then to enable development

China’s upturn in electricity generation around 2000 leads the upturn in GDP by about five years and tracks ahead of GDP. The added electricity at least contributed to creating the added wealth and helped enable and sustain it. In developing …

moonSpaceX BFR could deliver 72 ton large Lunar Ice harvesting machine

Bucknell described using a 72-ton machine for harvesting water from ice on the moon in a presentation from the 2017 Icarus Interstellar conference. The best estimates indicate there is 18 billion tons of water on the Southern pole of the …

agricultureRice grown in desert, using seawater with over double the global average yields

One day large sections of desert could be turned into rice paddy fields. Chinese scientists have successfully grown and harvested rice in the deserts of Dubai after developing a strain that allows the crop to grow in saltwater. China’s “father …

materialsSystem extracts quarter-liter of water per day per kilogram of MOF from desert air

A system, based on relatively new high-surface-area materials called metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), can extract potable water from even the driest of desert air, the researchers say, with relative humidities as low as 10 percent. Current methods for extracting water from …

medicine79% of health facilities in Venezuela have no running water

A survey of 104 health facilities in Venezuela, commissioned by the opposition-controlled National Assembly, describes the huge problems with health care in Venezuela. * 79% of them had no running water at all. * 14% of intensive care units have …

energyWater and Energy are tightly linked

Water and energy are inextricably linked. * Billions of gallons of water are used each day in the United States for energy production * huge amounts of energy are consumed in pumping, treating, heating, and delivering water. * More than …

futureRussia plans unmanned Mars mission in 2019 and then missions to access ice water on the moon

Russia plans to launch an unmanned mission to Mars in 2019. Vladimir Putin says Russia is planning unmanned and later manned launches, into deep space, as part of a lunar program and for Mars exploration. Russia also plans to launch …