First came the water-powered jetpack. Next came the water-powered jetboots. And now, we have the water-powered jetbike. It's Jetaviation's Jetovator, and they want you to "turn off the video games Saddle up and Ride the Hose!" So, go on, ride the hose. Ride it. RIDE IT.
Even the latest picture from space showing a gloriously colorful Earth hasn't changed the view that we are largely covered in water. Well, this new depiction takes all of the Earth's water and gives it some scale as a 3D visualization in comparison with our planet. The result is pretty surprising.
Anyone can sit in an inflatable pool chair pretending that they're somehow lighter than the water, but this ultra-buoyant mat will let you walk around as you float along on the surface.
As the world's population continues to grow, fresh water is becoming one of the most valuable (and contested) resources on the planet. Whether it's for drinking, agriculture, or keeping our armpits clean, we need more of it, and we now may be able to make that happen with little more than a fancy battery.
Ask any superhero who isn't fortunate enough to have a built-in flying ability whether they prefer jetpacks or rocket boots, and they'll always say rocket boots.* Why? Because rocket boots let you do tricks. We might not have proper rocket boots yet, but these water-powered ones are the next best thing. And they're even affordable.
We've known about the effectiveness of ultrasonic cleaning for years, but it only really works on objects that fit in a special bathtub that can generate ultrasonic waves. A team of scientists from the University of Southampton have come up with a faucet attachment that gives any stream of water the same magical cleaning power.
Drinking the tap water in a place you're not familiar with can bring on some pretty nasty business, but carrying a Brita Pitcher around with you isn't really practical. But carrying around the SteriPEN is!
Never go thirsty ever again. Hyeona Yang and Joshua Noble's "Raincatch" raincoat isn't your everyday poncho. The "Raincatch" collects rain and then purifies it, allowing wearers to drink that delicious water from the heavens.
There's a lot of fresh water stored up at the poles. In fact, Antarctica by itself contains about 70% of the Earth's entire fresh water supply. So it's not too crazy to think about maybe chopping some of that off and shipping it to thirsty people in Africa, right? Or maybe it is crazy, but a new simulation shows that it might actually work.
One of the experiments heading into space when Atlantis launches at the end of the week is a magical bag that can turn any kind of liquid (any kind of liquid) into a tasty electrolyte-filled sports drink without needing any energy input at all.