A team of scientists studying razors clams’ locomotion found that they create their own quicksand to burrow. Next step, robots.
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The Osaka Station City water clock displays time and other artwork with timed droplets of water.
Zebra mussels are an invasive species in the U.S. and many other countries. Attempts to control them have proven futile. They’re apparently here to stay for a while, but what use are they? One innovative Lake Michigan resident has an idea – use them to make beaches.
The Czech Republic is considering a moratorium on fracking. The moratorium would last two years and would give the Czech environmental ministry time to determine what regulations should be in place for gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing.
Today the U.S. Department of the Interior released draft rules governing hydraulic fracturing, also called fracking. The new rule covers federal lands and Indian lands.
A government-appointed panel said fracking should resume in the UK, despite evidence that it is causing earthquakes. The panel has established guidelines for fracking and recommended that fracking should shut down immediately once an earthquake happens.
A 10,000 square meter (about 108,000 sq ft) man-made oasis will open in Qatar soon.
Researchers have found indications that hydraulic fracturing fluid is killing livestock and causing loss of fertility and miscarriages.
Scientists at Italy’s Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna have developed a robotic arm designed to mimic an octopus’ tentacle.
In today’s economic climate, saving on household expenses is a top priority for many Americans. While many personal finance websites rightly advise consumers to save money on energy costs by implementing habits like turning off lights when not in use, there are more effective ways of reducing both your carbon footprint and your energy bill.
General Electric has addressed one great leak in the energy sinking ship with its recent release of the GeoSpring Hybrid Water Heater.
Researchers have designed a battery that desalinates saltwater.
Every home photovoltaic system, whether it provides electricity to the home or heats the home’s water supply, helps the fight against climate change and helps save precious water – and it can cut water heating costs in half!