Team finds simple way to split hydrogen from water

Splitting water to create renewable energy could be simpler than previously thought, says an international team led by Australia's Monash University.

Climate change could hit Western US water supply

Climate change is likely to cut water flow in many of the American West's rivers by as much as a fifth, a report from the Interior Department warns. The affected rivers supply water to eight US states.

MIT fog collector provides clean water from thin air

An MIT team has improved on existing systems to allow people in water-starved countries to harvest water from fog.

Ecofriendly method extracts oil from sand

A new technique can extract oil from fouled beaches, and is also a more environmentally friendly way of exploiting tar sands, says a  team of researchers at Penn State University.

Team proposes floating solar panels

One of the biggest problems with large-scale solar power is the vast amount of land area required. Deserts such as the Sahara have been suggested, but a team from Israel's Solaris Synergy and France's EDF Group have another idea - put them on the water.

NASA discovers first exoplanets that could support life

NASA believes it's discovered its first Earth-sized exoplanets - and five of them are in the 'Goldilocks zone' where conditions are considered favorable for life.

Cheap graphene film used for self-cleaning glass

A team at Vanderbilt University has found a way of using graphene to create windshields that don't need wipers.

Researchers find new way to purify water

University of Utah researchers have developed a new way to purify water: zap microbes with electricity until they do the job for you.

Mars discovery shows 'recent' habitable region

Brown University planetary geologists have identified a spot on Mars which they say could have been one of the most recent habitable microenvironments on the planet.

Moon's resources could sustain human base

NASA has concluded that there may be enough water on the moon to sustain a manned lunar base.

Nano-filter could cut cost of clean drinking water

A Stanford University team has developed a new water purifier based on nanomaterials that could cut costs for clean drinking water dramatically.

Water 'abundant' in Mars' recent past

There's been liquid water on the Martian surface throughout the planet's history, measurements by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander suggest.

Would you eat artificially grown meat?

Would you eat meat grown in vats? No? Well, how about if you were really hungry? What could be better than a nice juicy cheeseburger with fries? 

And does it really matter whether the meat was raised, grown or cloned?



Team finds evidence of recent water on Mars

A research team led by Brown University has found evidence of liquid water on Mars much more recently than previously reported.

Peronal fuel cell powers gadgets with water

A Singapore-based company has launched a portable fuel cell that can power gadgets using only water.

Much more water on moon than thought

There's a lot more water in the moon's interior than previously believed, say scientists at the Carnegie Institution’s Geophysical Laboratory.

Ancient Martian ocean may have supported life

Evidence that a vast ocean may have covered one-third of the surface of Mars some 3.5 billion years ago gives new support to the idea that the planet may once have harbored life.

Mars may have been more suitable for life than thought

Scientists have discovered evidence sitting right under their noses that indicates there may have been more water on Mars than previously thought.

Asteroid may show how life came to Earth

For the first time, water and organic molecules have been detected on an asteroid. The discovery lends plausibility to the theory that both  life on earth and water arrived through asteroid strikes.

MIT uses viruses to split water for fuel

An MIT team has managed what amounts to artificial photosynthesis, using a modified virus and sunlight to split water into hydrogen and oxygen atoms.