Unraveling invisible particles: Physicists use water to detect neutrinos

Detection of neutrinos from nuclear reactors with water

The SNO+ detector at a depth of 2 kilometers in a mine in Ontario, Canada. The image shows the ropes holding the 12 m diameter acrylic vessel filled with 1,000 tons of water and the light sensors that detect a small amount of light from neutrino interactions. Credit: Image courtesy of the SNO+ Collaboration For … Read more

Anti-gravity transport of water droplets: the material channels mechanical energy in a preferred direction

Hydrogel material concept for transporting water droplets

Scientists at the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science have invented a composite material that channels mechanical energy in a specific direction. This hydrogel with embedded nanofillers could revolutionize the way wasted vibrational energy is used. A research team led by scientists at the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science has developed a unique material, … Read more

Repairs may take a day or more in the event of a water outage affecting Somerville, Raritan

American New Jersey water workers continue to repair a broken water main on Route 206 in Somerville.

SOMERVILLE – New Jersey American Water continues work to repair a 36-inch water line on Route 206 in Somerville between Bridge Street and Orlando Drive that ruptured Friday afternoon, causing a significant loss of water pressure for customers in several towns in the county of Somerset. This is a very complicated outage on a major … Read more

Recent badlands on Mars suggest that water could flow to the planet again in the future

Mars inclination diagram

The gully-like channels on Mars are something of a conundrum. They look like Antarctica’s gullies caused by melting glaciers, but the elevated positions of many of the features aren’t places we’d expect to find recently flowing water. So how did these gorges on Mars form? Sublimation of carbon dioxide ice has been proposed as an … Read more

Debris from submarine tied to Titanic washed ashore after implosion in deep water

Debris from the submersible Titan, recovered from the ocean floor near the wreck of the Titanic, is offloaded from the vessel Horizon Arctic at the Canadian Coast Guard dock in St. John's, Newfoundland, Wednesday, June 28, 2023. (Paul Daly/The Canadian Press via AP)

Debris from the submersible Titan, recovered from the ocean floor near the wreck of the Titanic, is offloaded from the vessel Horizon Arctic at the Canadian Coast Guard dock in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Wednesday, June 28, 2023. (Paul Daly/The Canadian Press via AP) Debris from the Titan submersible was washed ashore after a fatal implosion … Read more

Scientists reveal that water can talk to the electrons in graphene

Quantum friction of water graphene

Water-graphene quantum friction. Credit: Lucy Reading-Ikkana/Simons Foundation Researchers confirm the theory of quantum friction. Water and carbon form a quantum pair: The flow of water over a carbon surface is governed by an unusual phenomenon called quantum friction. A recent study provides experimental evidence of this previously predicted phenomenon through theoretical research occurring at the … Read more

California’s budget deal brings major setback to Delta water tunnel project

In summary California Governor Gavin Newsom had to admit defeat in trying to get the legislature to give streamlined regulatory treatment to a highly controversial water tunnel project. It has gone by several names: Peripheral Canal, Water Fix and Delta Conveyance. Its design has changed several times, from one channel to two tunnels and most … Read more

Researchers find ‘forever chemicals’ in West’s water, meth in snow near Las Vegas

Researchers find 'forever chemicals' in West's water, meth in snow near Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) Researchers based in Las Vegas are finding so-called forever chemicals in water sources across the West and illicit drugs, such as methamphetamine, in the snow, leading scientists to sound the alarm about what the compounds could mean for our health and the environment. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known colloquially as PFAS, are … Read more

Researchers find ‘forever chemicals’ in West’s water, meth in snow near Las Vegas

Researchers find 'forever chemicals' in West's water, meth in snow near Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas-based researchers are finding so-called forever chemicals in water sources across the West and illicit drugs, like methamphetamine, in the snow, leading scientists to sound the alarm about it what the compounds could mean for our health and the environment. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known colloquially as PFAS, are a … Read more

The EPA conducts extensive research on water quality in Lake Ontario

The EPA conducts extensive research on water quality in Lake Ontario

The US Environmental Protection Agency is collecting ecological and environmental data on Lake Ontario through September. Together with universities and other federal agencies, EPA is studying how pollutants move through the food web of lakes, how harmful nutrient pollution changes throughout the year, how invasive mussels affect water quality and more, according to Elizabeth Hinchey … Read more