Team cracks mystery of Dead Sea summer ‘snow’

The Dead Sea's salty summer "snow" has been a mystery, but new research explains what's going on.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB | Aug. 5, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology lakes salt snow water

Battery gets ‘blue energy’ from ocean and freshwater mix

A new battery technology can capture "blue energy" from places where saltwater and freshwater mix and constantly keep itself charged.

Rob Jordan-Stanford | July 31, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment batteries renewable-energy salt water

U.S. food supply has way too much processed stuff

Researchers looked at 230,156 food products sold in the US. More than 70% were ultra-processed.

Kristin Samuelson-Northwestern | July 25, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine calories dietary-fat food nutrition salt sugar

Hot spots make purifying salt water super efficient

"…water scarcity is a daily reality for about half of the world's people, and efficient solar distillation could change that."

Jade Boyd-Rice | June 21, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology light nanotechnology salt sun water

Molecular ‘cage’ can trap salt to clean drinking water

A new molecule is around 10 billion times better than previous ones at capturing salt from water.

Kevin Fryling-Indiana | May 24, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology chemistry pollution salt water

11% of U.S. adult energy intake is fast food

Menus have gotten bigger at fast food restaurants. Portions, salt content, and calorie counts have grown, too.

Boston University | Feb. 28, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine consumers fast-food food salt trends

How do sea snakes in salt water get a drink?

When researchers found that sea snakes need freshwater, a new mystery emerged: How do they find it?

Rachel Wayne-Florida | Feb. 11, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology oceans salt snakes water

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