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Dry Water

Summary #

Dry water is the result of coating small water droplets in silica. It is a powdery substance like sugar and is composed of 95% water.


Dehydrated water crystals. Just add water!

(Photo: Taran Rampersad at Flickr)

Commentary #

Jokes about dehydrated water crystals aside, this is a pretty impressive technique for collecting and containing water which has been around since 1968. In 2006, it was rediscovered as a potential way to absorb carbon gases and a host of other applications.

I've got to think back to other 8th grade jokes to see what future technology will bring.

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