Water tanks in NYC given an artistic treatment to raise awareness about the importance of clean water for all

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By Mareike Muller in New Art on Friday 26 September 2014

For most of us, clean, drinkable water is something so natural, and almost boring, that we take it for granted. But for many many people it’s not. Filmmaker Mary Jordan had her own painful experience while she was in Ethiopia in 2007 working on a documentary. She almost died from the contaminated water and promised the women who nursed her back to health, that she will help.

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Aqua Golf lets you play golf like a frog: on land or in water

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Tuesday 5 August 2014

If you are one of those golf-mad folks who have fantasized about playing a round or two of floating golf in your swimming pool or backyard, know that this thing now exists. With Aqua Golf, you can send the floating island green (a fantastic mix of foam, nylon and plastic) drifting away in your pool […]

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Hauntingly beautiful images of faces blended with ink in water

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Wednesday 9 July 2014

South African artist Chris Slabber has created an exquisite series of images using pigmented ink and paint falling through water. Slabber captures incredibly detailed images of the liquid plumes with high-speed photography and digitally manipulates them, blending in faces and figures. Recently exhibited at KKNK 2014, an Afrikaans-language art festival in Oudtshoorn SA, the series is eerily beautiful yet deceptively simple.

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A book you can tear pages out of to make drinkable water

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Thursday 15 May 2014

New York-based typographer Brian Gartside teamed up with scientists and engineers from Carnegie Mellon University and University of Virginia to design the Drinkable Book for Water is Life. The manual not only dispenses safe water tips, but also purifies water. Each of its pages is coated with silver nano particles that destroy deadly diseases like […]

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North Korea’s very first themed water park

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Friday 15 November 2013

When you’re running a small nation of 25 million people, there are a few things that are non-negotiables in your to-do list. A working democracy and proper human rights laws? Nope! Not included. I’ll tell you what is: a waterpark! The Munsu Water Park is the first ever water theme park in North Korea. Here […]

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Divers in mid-air and underwater

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 23 August 2013

Never mind these before-and-after shots — The Guardian compiled this photo collection of divers at the recent FINA World Championships in Barcelona in mid-air as they tossed themselves into the water, as well as underwater, post-dive. In water or out of water, they’re equally graceful.

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Gravity-defying wine? Drink up

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Thursday 15 August 2013

This is great: a glass that suspends our disbelief of gravity. Made from hand-blown glass, the Revolution Wine and Water Glass combines two glasses into one. Depending on which side you flip it, its contents appear to float at different levels as you fill the glass from either end. Either way, it will confound your […]

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Gravity-defying shower shoots up from the ground

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Monday 5 August 2013

So, showers. They’re either handheld or rain showers, right? Wrong. The Viteo Shower designed by Danny Venlet is an outdoor shower that shoots jets of water from the ground. To activate the shower jets, all you need to do is to step on it, then witness these jets shooting up and meeting over your head […]

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Sweat machine takes your perspiration and makes it drinkable

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 30 July 2013

There’s a certain ick factor tied to drinking water that comes from sweat, but hey, water is water, yes? Mattias Ronge is the mastermind behind the sweat machine that transforms sweat from clothes into drinkable water. Ronge got Andreas Hammar to make the device from washing machine parts, a coffee percolator and a water filter. […]

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Photographs of colourful bubbles by Hamtoast

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Tuesday 23 July 2013

These fantastic photographs look like some kind of psychedelic underwater trip. The photographer, Hamtoast, even gave instructions on how to replicate these images at home. All you need is a clear class filled with water to mix olive oil and food coloring in. Create some bubbles in the mixture with a spoon, and a colorful […]

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Floods sweeping London away

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 19 July 2013

As much as the iconic River Thames is often the subject of touristy ‘I Was Here’ pictures, it can also be a cheeky accomplice for snaps, so we’ve found out. Photographer Rupert Jordan stood in the waters of the river during low tide and placed his camera over the waves so he could capture these […]

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All of the water on Earth as a planet

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 17 July 2013

How big would a planet be if it was formed by all the water on Earth? According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the answer is, well, positively puny. Stretching at just 860 miles across its diameter, this hypothetical planet is unexpectedly small, especially when we think so much about the planet Earth as a water […]

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High speed photography of water drops by León Dafónte Fernández

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By Leon Dafonte Fernandez in New Photography on Thursday 11 July 2013

León Dafónte Fernández is an art photographer experimenting with high speed photography. What you see on this site are high resolution water drop pictures, captured with high speed flash. Image editing is used only to clean up the background, balance brightness and contrast. A D-SLR camera with a macro lens captures the images, and a […]

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Beautiful natural terraced pools of Pammukkale, Turkey

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Friday 21 June 2013

Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow. The Pammukkale in Turkey looks like a bewitchingly tranquil place with these natural terraced pools. Apparently when earthquake activity thousands of years ago brough chalk-like water rich in calcium carbonate to the surface, the substance piled on layer after layer, accumulating to form the terraces.

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Incredible DIY Anti Gravity Water Fountain

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By Mike Dizzle in Video on Wednesday 17 April 2013

This video done by Brussup has to seen to be believed. Or not believed, whichever the case may be. I’ve read that it has something to do with camera trickery, but I prefer to fantasize about a 24 hertz sine wave, anti-gravity, water fountain in my front yard.

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