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There Is Such Thing As Dry Water

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by glych t.anomaly, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. glych t.anomaly

    glych t.anomaly TRIBE Member


    There Is Such Thing As Dry Water

    Don't ask me what voodoo they used but scientists have created dry water. Well, they originally invented it back in 1968 but they've recently re-discovered it and this time, found an actual use for it.

    First, dry water, how does that even make sense? Ben Carter, Ph.D, the researcher, explains:

    [It's] known as "dry water" because it consists of 95 percent water and yet is a dry powder. Each powder particle contains a water droplet surrounded by modified silica, the stuff that makes up ordinary beach sand. The silica coating prevents the water droplets from combining and turning back into a liquid. The result is a fine powder that can slurp up gases, which chemically combine with the water molecules to form what chemists term a hydrate.
    So what can we use it for? Apparently, those fine grains of water do a magnificent job in absorbing and storing carbon dioxide, which if you didn't know contributes to global warming.

    There's also other potential uses for dry water such as jumpstarting chemical reactions and providing a safer way to transport and store harmful industrial materials. Which is all fine by me, I'm just stunned that I can say dry water and not have my brain explode. Hmm, I wonder if I can swim in it.


    you that Steven Wright Joke, something along the lines of ....

    ' i had some dry water, but didnt know what to add to it? '

    well this doesnt tell you that, but its still very cool nonetheless.

    if they can use this to trap gases and then extract potential uses for it, while reclaiming the water, that would be crazy.

    Last edited: Aug 29, 2010
  2. Dirty Girl

    Dirty Girl TRIBE Member

    can you snort that?
    if i mix it with cocaine will i get coca cola?
  3. graham

    graham Well-Known TRIBEr

    hey that was funny !

    it's probably good for dry cleaning too
  4. Sal De Ban

    Sal De Ban TRIBE Member

    you would probably drown.

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