While leaders in Washington have been war-gaming the national security risks of climate change, they’ve only started to connect the dots to the closely related threats emanating from the growing crisis of global freshwater scarcity. At first blush, water and national security may not seem to be interlinked. But the reality, as narrated in my new book 'WATER: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, a ... read more >>
A team of researchers at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource has found the molecular structure of water to be more complex than recently thought, suggesting that molecular models that went out of fashion decades ago may be in fact more accurate than recent ones.
"The study of water has a very long history," said lead author Ling Fu, who is a postdoc at the Centre National de la Rech ... read more >>
From a lecture series on Fluid Mechanics this video covers theoretical analysis of Fluid Dynamics. ... read more >>
Part 2 of Eulerian and Lagrangian Description video, from 1960's video series on Fluid Mechanics. ... read more >>
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Waves up to 1.5 metres (five feet) high rammed into New Zealand Sunday as a tsunami generated by a huge earthquake in Chile intensified, but there were no reports of serious damage.
New Zealand's entire east coast was at risk with walls of water up to three metres (10 feet) expected to hit the Chatham Islands and Banks Peninsula, near the main South Island city of Christchurch, officials said. ... read more >>
Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons will refer to a special session of legislature a law repeatedly broken by the State Engineer in issuing water permits to Las Vegas. The hope of gaming and construction interests lobbying the governor is that the legislature could somehow amend state law in a way that retroactively makes legal the violation of due process rights of thousands of protestors to a multi-billion ... read more >>
I have invented a new way to fight wildfires that combines hoses with wires and electric pumps.
The system can be 8 miles long and can be rapidly deployed by a fleet of off-road pickup trucks.
It can deliver 400 gallons per minute of water. A smaller hose can be delivered by a helicopter.
The system can also deliver emergency water, electric power, and communications to a ... read more >>
UCI engineers are working on robotic technology to rehabilitate the nation's aging water infrastructure.
The growing U.S. infrastructure crisis involves more than crumbling roads and bridges. Underground and out of sight looms a worsening problem every bit as critical.
Thousands of miles of aging water pipes are breaking down. Each day, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers — ... read more >>
A study in the Feb. 5 Science reports that water can freeze at different temperatures depending on whether the surface it rests on is positively or negatively charged. Under certain conditions, water can even freeze as it heats up.
“We are very, very surprised by this result,” says study coauthor Igor Lubomirsky of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. “It means that by control ... read more >>