Keyword: Water quality

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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Inspired by a small and slow snail, scientists have developed a robot prototype that may one day scoop up microplastics from the surfaces of oceans, seas, and lakes.
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5 Ws: Energy
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A fully automated net positive submarine fleet, powered entirely on hydrogen, could help cleanse the oceans of toxic pollution. Developed by London-based startup Oceanways, the submarine was named among the...

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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The aerogels safely remove contaminants from water without releasing any problematic chemical residue.
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Briefs: AR/AI
The technology is aimed at protecting physical targets, such as utilities and infrastructure.
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Briefs: Energy
Activated carbon made from corn stover filters 98 percent of a pollutant from water.
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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
This approach could result in developing chemical sensors that are sensitive at a very low level to a specific chemical in the environment.
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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The eco-friendly process removes heavy metals, dyes, and other pollutants.
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Articles: Wearables
Water-sensing smartphone screens, a NASA-developed RF switch, and an ultrasound patch.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The solution increases water recovery, prevents mineral scaling, and cuts the volume of brines in half.
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Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
This treatment has the potential to remove from drinking water nearly all viruses that have an “outer fortress.”
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Briefs: Materials
The desalination method produces clean water while, at the same time, potentially capturing valuable metals such as gold.
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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Prototypes show promise as a low-cost, natural filtration option.
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Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Battery recycling, NASA's water treatment, and a wireless wearable transmitter.
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5 Ws: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The invention could help solve the problem of providing clean water off the grid or where low-cost, non-powered water purification is needed.
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Articles: AR/AI
Head-up displays, health-monitoring sensors from NASA, and a pollen sponge.
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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
This invention achieves sustainable freshwater production in a variety of climates at minimal energy cost.
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Briefs: Energy
Membranes that remove salt from water help split sea water into fuel.
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Application Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Creating next-generation LEDs for novel efforts like COVID-19 decontamination requires LED manufacturers to reevaluate the materials that they’re using.
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Facility Focus: Test & Measurement
In 2020, the EPA marks 50 years of preparing for, responding to, preventing, and mitigating natural and manmade disasters.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
This device could be used to find threats to ecosystems.
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Briefs: Materials
Inspired by a coral polyp, this plastic mini robot moves by magnetism and light.
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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
This highly porous sponge absorbs more than 30 times its weight in oil and can be reused up to several dozen times.
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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Bacteria-Based Hydrogel Beads Clean Up Contaminated Groundwater
Beads that contain bacteria and a slow-release food supply to sustain them can clean up contaminated groundwater for months on end, maintenance-free.
Q&A: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Lenan Zhang and his team at MIT developed a small, economical, highly efficient device to provide fresh drinking water using only the Sun for its energy input.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
This inexpensive system can detect lead levels below EPA standards.
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Articles: Aerospace
Life-saving sensors, soft hearing implants, and a new water-decontamination method
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

According to the United Nations, 2.1 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water services and the majority live in developing nations. A process was...

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Articles: Energy
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Briefs: Energy

A new device, inspired by a rose, inexpensively collects and purifies water. The device is a new approach to solar steaming for water production — a technique that uses energy from sunlight...

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