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Getting glued in the sea

November 12, 2019

New bio-inspired hydrogels can act like superglue in highly ionic environments such as seawater, overcoming issues in currently…
Research offers new thoughts on how carbonates record global carbon cycle

November 11, 2019

Calcium carbonates, the most ubiquitous forms of carbonate, are minerals that precipitate from seawater and form layered sedimentary…
Sunscreens release metals and nutrients into seawater

August 20, 2019

Beachgoers are becoming increasingly aware of the potentially harmful effects UV filters from sunscreens can have on coral…
Researchers develop technology to harness energy from mixing of freshwater and seawater

August 2, 2019

Salt is power. It might sound like alchemy, but the energy in places where salty ocean water and…
Nanoporous Material Nets Contaminant from Water

July 8, 2019

Toxic chemical contaminates water in 43 states. Barely visible material that looks like tiny grains of sand may hold…
Combining fundamental chemistry with high-performance computing resources at ORNL, researchers demonstrate a more efficient method for recovering uranium from seawater, unveiling a prototype material that outperforms best-in-class uranium adsorbents. Credit: Alexander Ivanov/Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
Bio-inspired material targets oceans’ uranium stores for sustainable nuclear energy

May 17, 2019

Scientists have demonstrated a new bio-inspired material for an eco-friendly and cost-effective approach to recovering uranium from seawater.…
Stanford researchers create hydrogen fuel from seawater

March 20, 2019

Stanford researchers have devised a way to generate hydrogen fuel using solar power, electrodes and saltwater from San…
New passive seawater desalination method is twice more efficient than current ones and is likely to improve even further. Image courtesy of the Department of Energy of Politecnico di Torino.
New Seawater Desalination Method to Prevent Looming Water Shortages Estimated to Affect Billions of People

January 16, 2019

According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, massive water shortages could affect almost 2 billion people around…
Manta rays’ food-capturing mechanism may hold key to better filtration systems

September 28, 2018

Manta rays strain their tiny food from mouthfuls of seawater in a novel way that could hold the…
Seawater yields first grams of yellowcake

June 15, 2018

For the first time, researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and LCW Supercritical Technologies have created five grams…
Behind the Iron Curtain: How Methane-Making Microbes Kept the Early Earth Warm

April 19, 2017

For much of its first two billion years, Earth was a very different place: oxygen was scarce, microbial…
Wave-powered Off-grid Desalination System

November 4, 2016

An American startup EcoH20 Innovations is looking to turn seawater into drinking water using only the motion of…
Deep, old water explains why Antarctic Ocean hasn’t warmed

May 31, 2016

The waters surrounding Antarctica may be one of the last places to experience human-driven climate change. New research…
Nanopores could take the salt out of seawater

November 19, 2015

University of Illinois engineers have found an energy-efficient material for removing salt from seawater that could provide a…
Less ice, more water in Arctic Ocean by 2050s, new study finds

November 3, 2015

By the 2050s, parts of the Arctic Ocean once covered by sea ice much of the year will…
Monsoon Mission: A Better Way to Predict Indian Weather?

September 29, 2015

To better understand global weather patterns and increase scientific collaboration between the U.S. and India, researchers supported by…
Molting elephant seals add mercury to coastal seawater

September 9, 2015

As fish-eating predators at the top of the marine food chain, elephant seals accumulate high concentrations of mercury…
New research shows seawater involved in making diamonds beneath NWT

August 20, 2015

Some of the rich diamond deposits in the Northwest Territories may have been formed as a result of…
New Shellfish Reference Material Will Help Monitor Oceans’ Radioactive Contamination

August 5, 2015

A new reference material that will help laboratories accurately measure radioactive contamination in seawater is now available from…
Shellfish toxin study reveals the impact of warmer waters

June 8, 2015

A collaboration between UTS scientists and the NSW Government is addressing, for the first time, the influence of…
Schnapps from the sea

March 26, 2015

Students have developed the first spirit in the world made using ordinary sugar kelp from Danish coastal waters.…
A mile deep, ocean fish facing health impacts from human pollution

March 26, 2015

Deep-water marine fish living on the continental slopes at depths from 2,000 feet to one mile have liver…
Desolenator transforms sunshine into water

December 8, 2014

Desolinator is a solar powered water desalination system, which converts any type of water (including sea water) into…
The power of salt: power generation from the meeting of river water and seawater

August 20, 2014

Where the river meets the sea, there is the potential to harness a significant amount of renewable energy,…
Scale Model WWII Craft Takes Flight With Fuel From the Sea Concept

April 8, 2014

Navy researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Materials Science and Technology Division, demonstrate proof-of-concept of novel…
New sorbents efficiently extract uranium from seawater

November 21, 2013

Uranium mining for the nuclear industry causes immense environmental damage, which becomes more severe as reserves are depleted.…
Can We Make Jet Fuel From Seawater?

October 4, 2012

Turns out…Yeah, it looks like we can. Refueling navy vessels, at sea and underway, is a costly endeavor in terms…
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