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08/27/2010 04:23 AM ID: 85256 Permalink   

Powdered Water just add....

 

Known as Dry water, it was originally discovered in 1968 then forgotten about, in 2006 it was rediscovered and a group of UK scientists decided to find a use for it. "Hopefully, we may see ´dry water´ making waves in the future."

It has powerful ability to soak up gases
making it an ideal candidate for research into ways to adsorb out of the atmosphere and store greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide. In time the technology may be applied to other liquids such as oil.

´Dry Water´ is actually tiny droplets of of water coated in modified silica (sand). Water molecules makes up 95 per cent of the powdered water and the silica stops the droplets from combining and creating regular liquid water.

 
  Source: www.news.com.au  
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  14 Comments
  
  Wonder what  
 
other uses it has?
 
  by: Silvervixen     08/27/2010 05:09 AM     
  this is 1 of those things  
 
that is extremely boring, until you have it as a class project, or homework assignment. After that if no one understands it they´re flawed somehow.


 
  by: MannyisHere     08/27/2010 05:15 AM     
  make the martian atmosphere breathable  
 
please
 
  by: sceptre_of_fertility   08/27/2010 11:53 AM     
  make the earth atmosphere breathable  
 
pls :0
 
  by: Sweet*Chillin   08/27/2010 11:55 AM     
  i see powdered water all the time  
 
its called SNOW
 
  by: calculon   08/27/2010 03:37 PM     
  @calculon  
 
I think that´s called freeze dried water.
 
  by: VermiciousG     08/27/2010 04:49 PM     
  @Verm  
 
Nice try but I would have to say that snow is not "freeze-dried" water.
 
  by: kdmcabee   08/27/2010 10:26 PM     
  i dare someone  
 
to eat it
 
  by: m.i.a.elite     08/28/2010 12:06 AM     
  Just add  
 
what?
 
  by: jamesmc   08/29/2010 01:09 AM     
  Jast add...  
 
A tiny, tiny nutcracker.
 
  by: VermiciousG     08/29/2010 01:26 AM     
  Just add....  
 
Salt. Instant beach.
 
  by: vasi   08/29/2010 09:12 PM     
  @jamesmc  
 
its a blonde or Irish joke.
e.g.
whats the latest Irish invention? powdered water just put it in a glass and add water.

otherwise silica is what is added to the water to keep it ´powdered´, I don´t think the water is reconstitution-able

[ edited by veya_victaous ]
 
  by: veya_victaous     08/30/2010 01:17 AM     
  Hmmm  
 
This could be very useful for hiking and stuff, i swear most of the weight of a hiking bag is mainly water
 
  by: baozytools   08/30/2010 07:30 PM     
  lol  
 
"Known as Dry water, it was originally discovered in 1968 then forgotten about, in 2006 it was rediscovered"

I wonder if they get half the credit for rediscovering something that was previously discovered but forgotten about?

[ edited by Maddhatter ]
 
  by: Maddhatter   09/06/2010 09:22 AM     
 
 
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