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Water, water, everywhere in our Solar system but what does that mean for life

Water, water, everywhere in our Solar system but what does that mean for life

There was much excitement when NASA recently revealed new details about the oceans that lurk beneath the surface of Saturn’s tiny moon Enceladus and Jupiter’s Europa. Why the excitement? Well, here on Earth, where you have water, energy and nutrients, you have life. So why not life on these other worlds?

Water, water everywhere … even in the air - Scientists discover a way to harvest fresh water from air, including in arid regions.

Water, water everywhere … even in the air - Scientists discover a way to harvest fresh water from air, including in arid regions.

Severe water shortages already affect many regions around the world, and are expected to get much worse as the population grows and the climate heats up. But a new technology developed by scientists at MIT and the University of California at Berkeley could provide a novel way of obtaining clean, fresh water almost anywhere on Earth, by drawing water directly from moisture in the air even in the driest of locations.

Scientists have discovered a new state of matter for water

Scientists have discovered a new state of matter for water

One of the most basic things we are taught in school science classes is that water can exist in three different states, either as solid ice, liquid water, or vapour gas. But an international team of scientists have recently found signs that liquid water might actually come in two different states.