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  • Researchers Get New View of How Water and Sulfur dioxide Mix
    By on May 9, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments


    High in the sky, water in clouds can act as a temptress to lure airborne pollutants such as sulfur dioxide into reactive aqueous particulates. Although this behavior is not incorporated into today’s climate-modeling scenarios, emerging research from the University of Oregon provides evidence that it …

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  • Catalyst could power homes on a bottle of water
    By on March 6, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    With one bottle of drinking water and four hours of sunlight, MIT chemist Dan Nocera claims that he can produce 30 KWh of electricity, which is enough to power an entire household in the developing world. The key to this claim is a new, affordable catalyst that uses solar electricity to split water and generate hydrogen.

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  • Moon Water: Will Lunar-Base Humans be Able to Drink It?
    By on November 16, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Scientists recently solved some longstanding lunar mysteries, including how the Moon is producing its own water. While it turns out that the Moon is not made out of Swiss cheese (disappointing, I know—that would have been a food source for lunar explorers), it does act like a big sponge of sorts.

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  • New Images Reveal Pure Water Ice On Mars
    By on September 25, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Matt_dk writes “Images of recent impact craters taken by the HiRISE Camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have revealed sub-surface water ice halfway between the north pole and the equator on Mars. While the Phoenix lander imaged subsurface ice where the top layer of soil had been disturbed at the landing site near the north pole, these new images — taken in quick succession, detecting how the ice sublimated away — are the first to (more…)

  • Unambiguous Evidence of Water On the Moon
    By on September 23, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Nethemas the Great writes “Information has leaked ahead of the scheduled NASA press conference tomorrow that we have found unambiguous evidence for water on the moon. From the article, ‘Since man first touched the moon and brought pieces of it back to Earth, scientists have thought that the lunar surface was bone dry. But new observations from three different spacecraft have put this notion to rest with what has been called “unambiguous evidence” (more…)