Tag Archive: Water

Jun 13 2015

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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Jun 12 2015

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.  

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May 08 2015

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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Jan 28 2015

Yale University Podcast: The Human Right to Water | A Conversation with Mathias Risse

In this podcast Mathias Risse, professor of philosophy and public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, discusses his recent paper, “The Human Right to Water and Common Ownership of the Earth” which posits that humanity’s shared possession of our planet provides a philosophical foundation for a right to water and sanitation.  

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Jan 26 2015

StarTalk: Season 6, Episode 02 | StarTalk Live! Water World (Part 1)

  Join StarTalk Live! as we explore the world of water: from Earth, to the ancient subsurface sea of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa, to the comets that first brought water to our planet. Recorded live at New York’s Beacon Theater, host Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Eugene Mirman dive into science, humanitarian issues, economics, politics, …

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Dec 11 2014

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.  

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Oct 28 2014

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.  

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Oct 02 2014

Nature Podcast: 02 October 2014

This week, the bugs that call our skin their home, excessive water use in Asia, and what’s made crazy shapes on the surface of the Moon?   http://www.nature.com/multimedia/podcast/nature/v514/n7520/nature-2014-10-02.mp3

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Mar 23 2014

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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Mar 22 2014

AsapSCIENCE·: What If You Stopped Drinking Water?

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

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Jan 28 2014

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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Jan 16 2014

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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Dec 19 2012

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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