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trees in the amazon make their own rain

The Amazon rainforest is home to strange weather. One peculiarity is that rains begin 2 to 3 months before seasonal winds start to bring in moist air from the ocean. Now, researchers say they have finally figured out where this early moisture comes from: the trees themselves...

A self-repairing service that stays clean and dry

THE repulsive powers of lotus leaves are the stuff of legend. Water sprayed onto them forms instantly into silvery beads (see picture) and rolls right off again—carrying any dirt on the leaf’s surface with it. The physics behind this impressive and beautiful phenomenon is well understood...

Time-lapse images recently captured an incredible sight — a "tide" of clouds rolling into Arizona's Grand Canyon , in a rare phenomenon known as a total cloud inversion.

 

 

circle of blue

Founded in 2000 by leading journalists and scientists, Circle of Blue provides relevant, reliable, and actionable on-the-ground information about the world’s resource crises...

STATE OF AMERICAN DRINKING WATER

When most Americans drink a glass of tap water, they're also getting a dose of industrial or agricultural contaminants linked to cancer, brain and nervous system damage, developmental defects, fertility problems or hormone disruption. That's the disturbing truth documented by EWG's Tap Water Database...

Turning goats into water: a solution for the desert

Fariel Salahuddin developed an innovative scheme to trade what the villagers have in plentiful supply for something they desperately needed: goats for water.

WATER & POWER: A CALIFORNIA HEIST

Journalists Mark Arax and John Gilbert investigate and discuss the privatization of a public resource: water.

america has a water crisis no one is talking about

Access to clean water is a basic human right. Yet for 14 million US households, or 12 percent of homes, water bills are too expensive. And as the cost of water rises, even more Americans are...

 

Apple’s Product Development Process – Inside the World’s Greatest Design Organization

Apple’s Product Development Process may be one of the most successful design process ever implemented. With the company verging on becoming the world’s first $1 trillion business organization – there’s a lot that designers can learn from Apple and introduce into their own design environments...

New Product Development

Product development, also called new product management, is a series of steps that includes the conceptualization, design, development and marketing of newly created or newly rebranded goods or services. The objective of product development is to...