Rip Currents – The Hidden Danger (short version)

Rip Currents – The Hidden Danger (short version)

The allure of sun, sand and the ocean are synonymous with summer. The beach can provide us with a calm, peaceful retreat, playful childhood memories or an adventurous outing. But a simple shift in wind direction can transform tranquil lapping waves into a roaring intense surf. When the waves get large and a surf forms,Read More Rip Currents – The Hidden Danger (short version)

Using Lasers to Create Super-hydrophobic Materials

A couple years ago, my lab created a technology that turns a variety of materials superhydrophilic. Superhydrophilic means it actually attracts water. We actually turned the surface hydrophilic to such a strong degree that water runs uphill against gravity. That technology can have many applications on its own. After that, we started to work onRead More Using Lasers to Create Super-hydrophobic Materials

HOW TO BUILD NATURAL GARDEN STREAM WITH WATERFALL+LIGHT+CROSS PATH+BOULDERS+LINER+POND-PUMP+FEATURES

HOW TO BUILD NATURAL GARDEN STREAM WITH WATERFALL+LIGHT+CROSS PATH+BOULDERS+LINER+POND-PUMP+FEATURES

Hi Guys, this is Carl your landscape guy. Today I want to show you step by step how I built this 18 meter long stream. The view on this plan shows that the stream runs from the right, past the terraces enclosed by the stone garden and all the way to the left into theRead More HOW TO BUILD NATURAL GARDEN STREAM WITH WATERFALL+LIGHT+CROSS PATH+BOULDERS+LINER+POND-PUMP+FEATURES

Tiny shrimp may be mixing ocean water as much as the wind and waves

Tiny shrimp may be mixing ocean water as much as the wind and waves

Most oceanographers think wind and waves are responsible for mixing surface ocean water with deeper water below. But shrimp do their part, and so might other sea-dwelling inhabitants. Engineers visualizing water flow around swarms of shrimp have discovered that collectively, these tiny invertebrates push water around much more than researchers have thought, enough that theirRead More Tiny shrimp may be mixing ocean water as much as the wind and waves

How Trees Bend the Laws of Physics

Sometimes the simplest questions have the most amazing answers. Like how can trees be so tall? It’s a question that doesn’t even seem like it needs an answer. Trees just are tall. Some of them are over 100 meters. Why should there be a height limit? I’ll tell you why. Tress need to transport waterRead More How Trees Bend the Laws of Physics

Rainwater Catchment System Demonstration

Rainwater Catchment System Demonstration

This is an example of how our rainwater catchment systems work. The rain water will hit the roof, washing the dirt and debris down into the gutters. The gutters catch the rainwater, the leaves, and the dirt and debris, and all of that washes down onto our leaf diverter. The leaf diverter has a screenRead More Rainwater Catchment System Demonstration

Rainwater tanks & Solar Thermal Panels: Sustainable Architecture

Rainwater tanks & Solar Thermal Panels: Sustainable Architecture

We have the two water tanks on the side of the building. The top one would be the grey water tank, right there. And the bottom one would be the white water tank, Now we do have a small little filter – it is just a fuel filter for a model aircraft – it filtersRead More Rainwater tanks & Solar Thermal Panels: Sustainable Architecture

How rattlesnakes’ scales help them sip rainwater from their bodies – Headline Science

How rattlesnakes’ scales help them sip rainwater from their bodies  – Headline Science

During storms, some rattlesnakes drink rain droplets from scales on their backs. This unusual behavior could help them survive when water is scarce. Now, researchers have figured out how the nanotexture of scales from these snakes helps them use their bodies to harvest rain. They report their results in in ACS Omega. The western diamondbackRead More How rattlesnakes’ scales help them sip rainwater from their bodies – Headline Science