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Tag: Water

NASA Thinks Mars Used to Have More Water than is in the Arctic Ocean

NASA Thinks Mars Used to Have More Water than is in the Arctic Ocean
One of the main reasons NASA sent rovers to Mars was to see if they could find evidence of water remaining on its surface and determine if the ancient waters of Mars allowed life to develop.

Washing Machine Hydroelectric Generator: Power Cycle

Washing Machine Hydroelectric Generator: Power Cycle
Some of you may know YouTuber Buddhanz as the guy who owns an angry ram named Angry Ram. If his pet goat is off the rails, Buddhanz is off the grid. The resourceful Kiwi is able to generate enough power for daily use thanks to a nearby stream and his washing machine generator.

Water to Wine Illusion Box: the Miracle of Air Pressure

Water to Wine Illusion Box: the Miracle of Air Pressure
Earlier this month we featured a concept for a device that turns water and other ingredients into wine. Jason Poel Smith’s hack on the other hand is more for laughs, and is easy to make on your own.

Flag It: Vittel Refresh Cap Reminds You to Stay Hydrated

Flag It: Vittel Refresh Cap Reminds You to Stay Hydrated
Some people can’t live without their phones. Others can’t live without their game consoles. Then there are those who can’t let a minute go by without checking Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. But if there’s one thing each and every person truly can’t live without, it’s water.

Used Refrigerator Converted to Harvest Drinking Water from Air: Draw the Dew

Used Refrigerator Converted to Harvest Drinking Water from Air: Draw the Dew
A few years ago we saw a prototype for an irrigation system that draws water from air. Nottingham Trent University professor Dr. Amin Al-Habaibeh and his student Joseph Wild have developed a device that has a similar function, but for the purpose of harvesting drinking water.

Droplet Sprinkler Targets Plants to Save Water: Sniper Medic

Droplet Sprinkler Targets Plants to Save Water: Sniper Medic
Traditional sprinklers simply spread water over an area, which leads to lots of water wasted and uneven watering. Droplet wants to change all that with its eponymous robot. Instead of blindly spraying water around like Bill & Lance with a Spread gun, Droplet knows where your plants are and aims at them like Mr.

Bedol Water Wall Clock Runs on High Quality H20

Bedol Water Wall Clock Runs on High Quality H20
Most of the clocks we see hanging on the walls of homes and offices today are battery powered. There are a few that might be powered by a spring or wired into the room’s electricity. However, battery or electric power aren’t the only ways to operate a clock.

Amsterdam’s Canal Aqua: Bottled Canal Water Costs Almost $70 Per Bottle

Amsterdam’s Canal Aqua: Bottled Canal Water Costs Almost $70 Per Bottle
Amsterdam is known for a lot of things, including their scenic canals. The city’s Canal District is turning 400 this year, and the city is celebrating by selling bottles of water obtained from the canal.

Jet Capsule Boat Looks Ready to Take off into Space

Jet Capsule Boat Looks Ready to Take off into Space
While this capsule won’t actually launch you into space, it will take you wherever you need to go fast, if you’re going over water that is. The Jet Capsule uses a propulsion system that is akin to jet skis, and I’m sure they will start zipping around marinas everywhere pretty soon.

Outdoor ‘Water Bench’ Provides Comfy Seating, Collects Rainwater

Outdoor ‘Water Bench’ Provides Comfy Seating, Collects Rainwater
Some people put out pails and bins to collect rainwater when it rains. Others, like the folks of MARS architects, put out benches. They’re very different objects, but they serve the same purpose: to collect rainwater which will be used to water plants, wash cars, hose down driveways, and so on and so forth.

Uji Shower Head Compels You to Take Shorter Showers

Uji Shower Head Compels You to Take Shorter Showers
Nothing is more comforting or relaxing than taking a long, hot shower at the end of a very long and tiring day. But are you showering just a wee bit too long for the good of the world’s remaining water supply? 

A 44-Page Water Menu: Another First World Problem Solved

A 44-Page Water Menu: Another First World Problem Solved
All water is created equal. So how come some bottles are way more expensive than others? It’s all in the packaging and marketing, my friends, and there are only too many people who are willing to part with tens of dollars for a substance that they can get for a couple of cents from their tap.

Puri Might Just Save Your Life If You’re Stranded on a Deserted Island

Puri Might Just Save Your Life If You’re Stranded on a Deserted Island
If you paid even the slightest bit of attention during science class, then you know better than to drink seawater. Despite how inviting it may seem (“hey, it’s still water after all!”), seawater causes severe dehydration so you’re better off thirsty than taking a drink of it.

WaterBean Filters Tap Water and Helps You Reuse Plastic Bottles

WaterBean Filters Tap Water and Helps You Reuse Plastic Bottles
Every month, hundreds of thousands of water bottles are added to already overflowing landfills all over the world. While I don’t fault anyone for wanting to have clean water on the go, I do fault those who don’t recycle.

Sweat Machine Turns Sweat Into Water You Can Drink

Sweat Machine Turns Sweat Into Water You Can Drink
Would you drink your sweat? Obviously, we’d all choose to drink water if we had a choice. But if there’s no clean water, would you drink sweat instead? The Sweat Machine was created by engineer Andreas Hammar upon the request of Unicef.

Vapur Foldable Water Bottles Have Built-in Filters

Vapur Foldable Water Bottles Have Built-in Filters
Clean water can be hard to come by, especially when you’re in the great outdoors or traveling in areas that don’t have sufficient facilities. While you might come by a water source, the water is probably unsafe for drinking and might contain contaminants or pollutants that might make you sick.