System can get oxygen and fuel from salt water on Mars

An electrolysis system can pull oxygen and fuel from briny water, just like the H2O on Mars. The tech also opens up oceans as a fuel source here on Earth.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
Dec. 1, 2020 ~7 min

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The ocean’s chemistry isn’t the same everywhere

A new study overturns a 130-year-old assumption about the chemistry of seawater. The main finding? It's not stay the same across the whole ocean.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
Sept. 4, 2020 ~6 min

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Dwarf planet Ceres may have salty water inside

Bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres point to briny resevoirs below its surface, researchers say.

Robert Sanders-UC Berkeley • futurity
Aug. 12, 2020 ~11 min

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Sodium affects biological clocks in mice

There could be ways to speed up biological clocks, researchers say. That could be help people adapt to the time change associated with long distance travel.

Cynthia Lee-McGill • futurity
July 13, 2020 ~4 min

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Desalination device turns brine into useful chemicals

A new approach to desalination avoids the need for disposing potentially hazardous chemicals in local ecosystems.

Michelle Horton-Stanford • futurity
June 12, 2020 ~6 min

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With a zap, tiny particles assemble into ‘test-tube gems’

With a charge, researchers got microparticles to form via self-assembly into complex crystals that mimic gemstones like opals.

Rachel Harrison-NYU • futurity
April 22, 2020 ~6 min

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Salty drinking water may take a toll on education

Salt consumption in drinking water may have a negative effect on children's performance in school, research in Bangladesh finds.

National University of Singapore • futurity
Jan. 7, 2020 ~2 min

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Mars used to have salty lakes

Mars once had salt lakes, similar to some on Earth. Scientists now have an idea as to what happened to them.

Keith Randall-Texas A&M • futurity
Oct. 15, 2019 ~4 min

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Why acute kidney injury strikes marathon runners

What's behind the acute kidney injury some marathon runners experience after a race? New research debunks one idea and points the finger elsewhere.

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
Sept. 13, 2019 ~9 min

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3D-printed salt gives form to absorbable bone implants

A new type of bone implant made from magnesium could help fractures heal and then absorb into the body, thanks to 3D-printed 'salt templates.'

Peter Rüegg-ETH Zurich • futurity
Aug. 28, 2019 ~4 min

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