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Researchers Wring Clean Water From the Desert Air

Researchers Wring Clean Water From the Desert Air Diseases like cholera are spread by contaminated water, and the minerals dissolved in deeply buried desert groundwater salt the earth when we use that water on croplands.To answer the need for a low-overhead water catchment solution, scientists from MIT and UC Berkeley turned to the power of zirconium crystals.

Lightning Strikes Can Look an Awful Lot Like Meteors

Lightning Strikes Can Look an Awful Lot Like Meteors But when we look back through the geological record, we’re separated from the event by tens of thousands, if not millions of years.This puts a lot of strain on the rock and creates a special type of crystal known as shock quartz.