New water desalination technology makes ocean water drinkable

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New method devised using a small electrical field that will remove the salt from seawater.

Chemists with the University of Texas and the University of Marburg have devised a method of using a small electrical field that will remove the salt from seawater.

 

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Graphene oxide could offer a solution to unlocking our most abundant water source

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Dr Rahul Nair demonstrates a graphene-based membrane device.

Many of us struggle to satisfy our thirst even though we live on a water world.  That is because the Earth’s oceans are salty. Just 2.5% of the Earth’s water is freshwater, and of that, 60% is trapped in glaciers, 30% in groundwater (not all of which is accessible), and just 10% is on the surface in lakes and rivers.

 

 

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Salt can trigger autoimmune diseases: Study

Salt intake linked to autoimmune diseases.

In developed countries in recent decades the incidence of autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes, has spiked. Researchers describe in three studies that were published in Nature that the molecular pathways that can lead to autoimmune disease and identify one possible culprit that has been right under our noses — and on our tables — the entire time: salt.

 

 

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Eating More Salt Could Lower Chances of Heart Disease: Study

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In the eight-year study, people with the lowest salt intake had the highest rate of death from heart disease.

Eating a diet high in salt may not be as bad for you as first thought and could even reduce chances of heart disease.  The controversial findings question the push by authorities to get people to cut consumption.

 

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Study Finds Link Between Salt Intake and Obesity

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Salt intake increased more than 50 % in USA during 15 years from mid-1980s to the late 1990s.

A study published in the journal “Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases” refutes the frequently repeated claims that a comprehensive salt reduction would not produce any overall health benefits, or would even increase diseases and shorten the life-span.

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Make Microwave Popcorn Using a Simple Brown Paper Bag

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Corn is good popped food.
If you’ve been buying microwave popcorn because of the convenience—or a belief that the bag has special popcorn enhancing powers—you’ll want to check out this incredibly inexpensive way to make microwave popcorn at a sixth the cost of commercial bags.The writers at Squawkfox, a frugality-centered blog, were shocked when they did the math on how much they were paying for the convenience of pre-bagged popcorn. When they crunched the numbers they realized they were paying over $3.50 a pound for popcorn versus $0.50 for a raw pound of popcorn. What do you get for the extra three bucks? A whole lot of fancy packaging and a whole lot of questionable ingredients….

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New Bill Would Ban Salt In New York City Restaurants Kitchens

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Slowing down sodium intake is a new goal.

Over the past few years New York has gained a reputation for taking the health of its citizens seriously – or nannying them, depending on your point of view.

Now a member of the city’s legislative assembly has gone a step further by introducing a bill that would ban the use of salt in restaurant kitchens.

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Road Salt is Affecting Aquatic Life And Drinking Water Across North America

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Mountain of road salt, Toronto. Image: katalogue on flickr

Mountains of salt are spread on snowy roads in North America every winter, and environmentalists have been complaining about it for years. But studies are piling up that indicate that the cost may be too high.

Martin Mittelstaedt reports in the Globe and Mail about a new study of Frenchman’s Bay, a lagoon off Lake Ontario by University of Toronto Geologists. The conclusion:

“Our findings are pretty dramatic, and the effects are felt year-round,” said Nick Eyles, a geology professor at the university and the lead researcher on the project. “We now know that 3,600 tonnes of road salt end up in that small lagoon every winter from direct runoff in creeks and effectively poison it for the rest of the year.”

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Mobile Water Purification Offers Hope To Disaster-Hit Regions

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Courier Water

Water shortages are a growing problem around the world, especially in developing countries. Desalination, or turning seawater into potable water, is one way of increasing water supplies, but desalination plants require vast amounts of energy and infrastructure. Now a Japanese team has developed Courier Water, a mobile desalination unit that has tremendous potential for helping people in areas affected by water shortages or natural disasters. The unit’s defining feature is its mobility. With its compact design, Courier Water can be installed on a four-ton truck, allowing it to travel far and wide.

 

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Could Alien Life Be Thriving On Saturn’s Frozen Moon?

Could There Be Alien Life Be Thriving On Saturn’s Frozen Moon?

 The surface of Saturn’s moon Enceladus shows evidence of ongoing geological activity 

Alien life could have evolved on one of Saturn’s moons, scientists say.

They have found evidence that seas may lie beneath the frozen surface of Enceladus  – the planet’s sixth biggest moon.
 

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