Barsha pump provides irrigation water, and does not need any fuel

A Barsha pump at work in Nepal . Climate-KIC, a European-union climate innovation initiative, recently selected a jury of entrepreneurs, financiers and business people to award funding to what they felt were Europe‚Äôs best clean-tech innovations of 2014. Taking first place was Dutch startup aQysta, a Delft University of Technology spin-off company that manufactures what’s […]

Bizarre fourth state of water discovered

A sample of beryl and an illustration that shows the strange shape water molecules take when found in the mineral’s cage-like channels (Credit: ORNL/Jeff Scovil). You already know that water can have three states of matter: solid, liquid and gas. But scientists at the Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) have discovered that when it’s put […]

The Row-Bot that Adores Filthy Water

Polluted water can at times make swimming in the sea or a pool risky, on the other hand aquatic organisms such as water boatman need the nutrients in dirty water to feed on. Taking inspiration from water beetles and other swimming insects, academics at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) have developed the Row-bot, a robot […]

Oxygen absorbing material may allow us to breathe underwater

Just a few grains of the newly synthesized material could allow us to stay underwater without scuba tanks … or yoga (Photo: Shutterstock). View gallery (2 images) Using specially synthesized crystalline materials, scientists from the University of Southern Denmark have created a substance that is able to absorb and store oxygen in such high concentrations […]