Water

How to help Californians whose tap water is tainted

Karen Lewis knows about water problems. The 67-year-old lives in Compton, where the water coming out of her tap is tinged brown by manganese, a metal similar to iron, from old pipes. The water is s

This box sucks pure water out of dry desert air

For many of us, clean, drinkable water comes right out the tap. But for billions it's not that simple, and all over the world researchers are looking into ways to fix that. Today brings work from Berk

Water Abundance XPRIZE finalists compete in gathering water from thin air

Despite being a necessity for life, clean, drinkable water can be extremely hard to come by in some places where war has destroyed infrastructure or climate change has dried up rivers and aquifers. Th

Lishtot’s TestDrop tells you whether water is safe to drink without even touching it

Consistent access to clean water is something billions lack, and part of that is the inability to check whether one's water is clean or not. Lishtot could help change this with a tiny device that inst

Researchers propose an open ‘internet of water’ tracking use, quality and costs

Where did the water coming out of your tap come from? How is it filtered and purified? How much does it cost the city and state per gallon to deliver? How can they improve that? These and other questi

Microsoft launches AI for Earth to give $2M in services to environmental projects

After helping to launch the Partnership on AI with Google, Facebook and others; and doubling down on AI research, today Microsoft unveiled a new initiative that points to how it plans to target specif

Reefill wants you to drink more tap water

Reefill is a New York-based company that wants you to stop buying bottled water. Their system, which will be installed in delis and fast food restaurants, lets you refill your water bottle for free wi

H2O’s Deep Water puts deep learning in the hands of enterprise users

To complement existing offerings like Sparkling Water and Steam, H2O.ai is releasing Deep Water, a new tool to help businesses make deep learning a part of everyday operations. Deep Water will op

The Waterologies Solardistech is a solar water treatment plant for tiny towns

Water treatment is a massively pressing issue. Hundreds of thousands of people die each ear from lack of clean water and a small, portable filtration system could have saved them. That’s what Wa

Where are they now? Startup Battlefield participant Valor Water raises $1.6M

Faced with droughts and an increasing environmental effort in America to conserve water, utility companies have struggled to keep their financial houses in order in light of reduced usage. One former

Stop Throwing Tech At Flint. It Won’t Help.

I advise a lot of water tech entrepreneurs because I’m a masochist and because water tech is my first love. Recently, a lot of them are coming back to me with the Flint Water Crisis front and center

Hamwells e-Shower Connects Your Shower To The Internet Of Things (And Bathing)

In the near future, all of our shower accoutrements will be connected. In fact, everything from your soap to the loofah will talk to your e-Shower head if Hamwells has anything to say about it. The

The Hug, A Water Bottle Sensor And App, Helps You Stay Hydrated

Everyone knows they should be drinking more water to stay healthy and hydrated, but actually remembering to do so can be a challenge. In fact, 43% of Americans drink four cups or fewer per day, accord

H2O-Pal Helps You Get Your Two Gallons Of Water A Day

The United States National Laboratory Of Water Drinking And Health (not a real laboratory) recommends that all humans drink lots of water all the time. That's why <a target="_blank" href="http://www.k

Evive Launches With $2M From Angels To Help Cure Our Addiction To Bottled Water

Let's be honest: Whether or not you've recently hugged a tree, buying branded tap water in a plastic bottle for $1.50+ a pop seems ... well ... completely #$%^&-ing ridiculous -- unless of course

We're Living in The Future: Scientists Create Dry Water

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/drywater.jpg" />Scientists at the University of Liverpool report that they have created dry water. That is, a mostly normal drop of wet w

New York City to keep track of water use with wireless monitors

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/hydrant.jpg" />New York City residents will now be able to track their water use in real time. The city has installed wireless meters in

DIY: Multi-stage water rocket

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/rocket.JPG" alt="rocket" />I know, I know. Water rocket. Whatever, right? Been there, done that, it's cool and all, but it's kinda like t

Feel free to drink your shower water, kids

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/showerwater.jpg" />Normally, you probably wouldn't consider drinking your own shower water after you had used it, but throw a couple of p

This wireless speaker, it floats!

<img src="http://crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/speaker.JPG" alt="speaker" />If you have a swimming pool then you, my friend, need this little waterproof floating wireless speaker that look
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