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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Water’

Bill Gates Makes Jimmy Fallon Drink Poop Water (His Words!)

You know the scene from The Princess Bride where Westley and Vizzini try to outsmart each other as to who’s going to drink the poisoned wine? Yeah, you know the one. Remember how it went down? Well, Bill Gates basically pulled a Westley on The Tonight Show and tricked Jimmy Fallon into drinking poop water (THEY WERE BOTH POISONED, AHA!). …

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Bill Gates Samples from Machine That Turns Poop to Water, Electricity

“I watched the piles of feces go up the conveyer belt and drop into a large bin. They made their way through the machine, getting boiled and treated. A few minutes later I took a long taste of the end result: a glass of delicious drinking water.” That’s the word from Bill Gates, who you’re about to see drink a …

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Lake Mead Water Levels Dangerously Low

Lake Mead is the largest reservoir in the United States, but Lake Mead is low, and that has some folks worried. Lake Mead was formed by the Hoover Dam, and sits between Nevada and Arizona. It is 112 miles long and supplies water to much of the Southwestern United States. Lake Mead is nearing an all-time low. While that may …

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Google Adds Beautiful Street View Imagery Of Endangered Colorado River

Google has partnered with American Rivers to bring imagery of the Colorado River to Street View. Take a look at some of the beautiful scenery: “For 6 million years, the Colorado River has flowed through the heart of the desert southwest, its waters slowly carving out a canyon so vast it can be seen from space—yet so remote it didn’t …

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Maui Shark Attack Kills Fisherman

A shark attack in Maui resulted in the death of a kayak fisherman whose foot was severed in the attack. The fisherman, who has been identified by the Maui County Police Department as Patrick Briney Stevenson, was reported to have been fishing with a partner at the time of his attack. Briney’s fishing partner allegedly spotted a nearby boat from …

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Victoria Falls Plunge: Chinese Tourist Survives 49-Feet Leap

Yesterday, a Chinese tourist’s trip to Victoria Falls in Zambia took a turn for the worst. While capturing photos of the massive falls, 45-year-old Wang Shun Xue lost his footing and plunged 49 feet into the gorge. According to the manager of the National Heritage Conservation Commission in Livingstone, John Zulu mentioned how fortunately Xue didn’t fall at a location …

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Astronaut Wrings Out Water Aboard the ISS, Proving That Even Mundane Tasks Are Awesome in Space

Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Chris Hadfield is awesome, space is awesome, and everything he does in space is awesome. Proving once again that even the most mundane tasks are transformed into something incredible when performed in zero gravity, here’s Hadfield wringing out a soaking-wet washcloth aboard the ISS. Not only is the wringing-out part cool, but so is the whole …

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Middle East Freshwater Reserves Declining, Shows Study

A new study has shown that much of the Middle East lost freshwater reserves over the past decade. The study, to be published this week in the journal Water Resources Research, was based on data from NASA‘s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites. The findings show that, starting in 2003, parts of Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran in the …

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Huge South Pole Moon Crater Could Hold Frozen Water

The moon still holds some mysteries. One of those being whether or not there is any discernible amount of ice on the surface. While we have been to the moon, we have only visited a very small area. The way of knowing without actually going there are hit and miss too. For instance, the Japanese spacecraft Kaguya saw no discernible …

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Google Conserves Water And Cools Servers At The Same Time

Greenpeace really likes Google and their commitment to using more efficient ways to power their data centers across the country. I’m sure the conservation group would also be delighted by Google’s recycled water cooling system. Jim Brown, Google’s Data Center Facilities Manager, posted today on the company’s blog about how they use water from the Chattanoochee River in Georgia to …

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Garrett McNamara: I Have Underwater Superpowers

Garrett McNamara is a world record holder for surfing the biggest wave in the world. The wave, which stood a gigantic 90 feet, is a monster in itself, but Garrett feels he can break his old record. http://youtu.be/nd2jtwviyC8 Garrett has a special suit that allows him to breath underwater. On the suit lies a special pouch that can be filled …

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