Sunday, 29 August 2010

Dry Eau

A substance known as "dry water," which resembles powdered sugar but is 95% "wet" water could help fight global warming.  Scientists claim the powdered water will change the way chemicals are used and that it could even be used to soak up greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.

Each powder particle contains a water droplet surrounded by modified silica, which prevents the water droplets from combining and turning back into a liquid.  This means it has an amazing ability to absorb gases, which chemically combine with the water molecules to form what chemists term a hydrate.

The mind boggles.

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