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March, 13th 2009
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We are going to be spending a lot of time this coming week talking about the most fundamental (and abundant) molecule to life: water. It not only sustains life physiologically, but also factors into all aspects of local and world economies. We’ll have deeper commentary and perspective on the sociological and economic issues around water later in the week. In the meantime, I want to highlight two videos that capture some of the projects working to make water systems smarter and safer. First, comes from a project in Galway Ireland:



The second video comes from, Almaden, IBM’s research lab near San Jose, where researchers have been working with Central Glass in Japan, and the King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia on a research breakthrough using a membrane that desalinates water, and filters out toxic chemicals – such as arsenic – to create safe drinking water:

Update: Steve Lohr has a nice write up of both of these projects, and a few more too, on the NYTimes Bits blog. A good read, I think.

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9 Comments
 
December 10, 2013
8:02 pm

Surprisingly revealing many many thanks, I do think your readers may well want further blog posts such as this carry on the terrific function.


Posted by: Karl Brunfield
 
June 28, 2010
10:39 am

gave a negative review as the videos dont seem to work on my computer.


Posted by: Julia Herniak
 
May 8, 2009
4:54 am

Find out about more about the research on water resource management that is going on in Ireland. Visit our Emerging Business Centre :

http://www-05.ibm.com/ie/emerging_business_centre/water.html


Posted by: Kristina O'Regan
 
March 19, 2009
10:10 am

Michael,
ALL CAPS is the dead give-away that you are ****** in the head.
In any case even if you were somehow found sane, I would no sooner allow you to design my condo than I’d set myself aflame with the magic dust that will float your flying cars that will somehow save the planet from global warming.
JC


Posted by: Jesse Cluster
 
March 19, 2009
9:19 am

if you like this you will definitly be interested in this, http://www.healthywaterstick.com I started using it around a year ago it’s especially great with the economy now..hope you enjoy my find!


Posted by: lj
 
March 19, 2009
4:15 am

MY URL=http://www.inventube.com/ooojay/blog/ FRESHWATER CAN BE MADE IN LARGE QUANITIES IN EACH STATE. BUT TO MAKE EACH CONTINENT LIVE AND WORK SMARTER, WOULD NEED TO CHANGE IN SUCH A WAY IT WOULD BENEFIT EVERYONE, LIKE CARS= FLYING CARS, HOMES OR CONDO’S =LIGHT WEIGHT OFF THE GROUND=NO STREETS DRIVEWAYS, JUST GRASS AND WATER FOR HORSES AND ANIMALS, WHILE EVERYONE LIVES HIGH WITH SELF SUFFICIENT HOMES, LIKE FRESH WATER EXTRACTED FROM MOISTURE. MY FLYING MOBILE HOME WILL BE 100 FEET BY 100 FEET FLY, WATER PROOF, SELF SUFFICIENT, CARRY EVERYTHING INCLUDING VEHICLES. WEIGHT ALONE EMPTY WOULD BE LESS THAN 2 TONS. BUT BY BUILDING HIGH ABOVE= LIKE CARTOON JETSONS AND FLYING INTO YOUR GARAGE. A LOCATION IN THE MIDDLE OF EACH LEVEL FOR A FOOTBALL FIELD SIZE FOR SPORTS, SCHOOLS COULD BE ON COMPUTER AT HOME.== MY EXPERIMENT WILL BE USED IF WE FIND THE OTHER BEAMS (MY GLOBAL TEAMS SEARCHING NOW) THE EXPERIMENT AND THE MINERAL WILL DELETE GLOBAL WARMING, WE FOUND THAT OUT BY FINDING THE TRUE CAUSE AND SHUTTING IT DOWN 28 DAYS OUT OF 60, ENOUGH TIME FOR ME TO FIGURE OUT WHAT WE’RE DEALING WITH AND HOW TO ACTUALLY DELETE IT, BUT THE EXPERIMENT CAN BE USED FOR BUILDING NEW LIGHT WEIGHT CONDO’S. IF BUILT BY MY SPECIFICATIONS, IT WILL WITH STAND HURRICANES, TYPHOONS, CYCLONES AND TORNADO’S AND PROVEN SCRATCH FREE FROM BOMBS AND MISSLES, ALSO WATER PROOF. HAVE A NICE DAY. MICHAEL J. SCHMITZ


Posted by: MICHAEL J. SCHMITZ
 
March 18, 2009
4:30 pm

That is really smart, I never would’ve thought


Posted by: sir jorge
 
March 16, 2009
6:13 pm

Great videos here! Thanks for the information.


Posted by: fish tank aquariums
 
March 13, 2009
4:52 pm

Loved the videos. We definitely need to update our water usage and collection techniques.


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