A worthy new crowdfunding project is taking on the ambitious job of solving the clean water crisis that affects large parts of the globe, claiming to use nothing more than the energy of the sun to purify dirty and salt water.
One problem that has been pointed out is that toxic wastewater is injected into wells that can leak and lubricate faults. We clearly need a better solution and that solution may involve satellite dishes.
This turquoise gem is what summer looks like in southeastern Alaska. From an altitude twice that of commercial jets, NASA's arctic research airplane ER-2 (a civilian version of the Air Force's U2-S reconnaissance plane) captured this view of a summertime melt pond atop a glacier on July 16, 2014.[NASA Earth Observatory]
As summer approaches and the temperatures start to soar, it's time to get serious about staying hydrated. Your body relies on H20 to help keep you from overheating, and just carrying around a water bottle as a fashion accessory isn't enough. You actually need to drink it, so Vittel created a bottle cap alternative that reminds you every hour to keep drinking.