Now, however, a large team of scientists has put forward an idea that may help reconcile a number of the apparent contradictions: giant Martian tsunamis.They suggest that one particular region of the red planet they've looked at contains evidence for two of them, the second of which may have driven an icy slurry across Mars' coastal plains.The authors estimate that, in the region they're looking at part of the Arabia Terra , a meteor big enough to carve out a 30km wide crater would have hit about once every 15 million years.Given the weak Martian gravity, the results could have been spectacular: simulations indicate a tsunami 50m tall on average, with local conditions possibly pushing it as high as 120m.Images of the region show a lot of areas where boulders, often meters in diameter, have accumulated."These channels have remarkable similarities to terrestrial tsunami backwash channels," the authors argue.
It has occurred to me that perhaps TechCrunch pays insufficient attention to slurry, sediment, silt, mud, and muck; to canals, earthworks, levees, dikes, dredges, and the Army Corps of Engineers; to the vast engineering works, with lifespans measured in decades, that literally reshape our world.We own the only high-rate offloader west of the Mississippi, Jim Levine says at our first stop, the colossal megaproject called the Montezuma Wetlands, with some justified smugness in his voice.This is, to put it mildly, controversial.Even the Montezuma Wetlands project — which, elegantly, tops up subsided lowlands with dredged sediment, to regenerate the kind of wetlands which originally existed — attracted enormous hostility and resistance.Now, in the shadow of a massive wind farm its existence perhaps prompted by the project s $150,000/month PG bill a slow restoration of two thousands acres of wetlands is underway, and should continue for at least another decade.One day the descendants of his satellites will be both as unsexy, and as crucial, as the dredges you might glimpse from BART or the bayside from time to time, without really noticing.
Image: Yet-Ming Chiang et al./MITScientists at MIT have designed an ingenious new concept for a battery that operates on the same fundamental principal as an hourglass—it relies on gravity to generate energy.They described the device in a recent paper for Energy and Environmental Science.There is a positive and negative terminal; electrons are produced by chemical reactions inside the battery, and collect on the negative terminal because they are negatively charged.This wouldn t be helpful all by itself, but the wire usually also connects a load —a light bulb, a motor, a radio circuit—and the energy is harnessed to power that device.Liquid flow batteries were first developed back in the 1970s, so called because the materials used for the positive and negative electrodes are in liquid form, separated by a membrane.
It s the same old story: batteries are holding us back.Technology is advancing so quickly across so many industries, but the next-generation batteries needed to power all of these advancements more efficiently are nowhere to be found.Researchers are hard at work on improving existing battery tech though, and they re also developing exciting new kinds of batteries that could someday proliferate.The brilliant concept for the researchers new battery design was described in a paper published recently in the journal Energy and Environmental Science.Titled A low-dissipation, pumpless, gravity-induced flow battery, the paper covers a new liquid flow battery that uses gravity to generate energy.Particles traveling from one terminal to the other in a liquid slurry generate electricity.
Have you ever looked at your morning cup of coffee and wished it included a slurry of various nutrients?Probably not, but just in case, Soylent has launched its own caffeinated alternative called Coffiest because, well, apparently its the coffiest way to coffee.Coffiest, much like the company s Soylent drink, contains a bunch of nutrients to make up for the breakfast you re not going to eat with this — it also includes 150mg of caffeine and L-theanine to serve as what company CEO Rob Rhinehart calls mild nootropics."Coffiest isn t just coffee-flavored Soylent, with the company saying it is designed from the ground-up to give all the nutrients someone needs as, essentially, a liquid meal.This amounts to 20-percent of someone s daily recommended needs, and includes 47-percent of the calories coming from fat, 33-percent from carbs, and 20-percent from protein.Each bottle provides 75mg of L-theanine which is said to help someone relax without making them tired, and there a also caffeine because, well, coffee.
Pickle juice is a magical liquid that can be used to jazz up potato salad, brine meat, and even add a salty punch to cocktails, but it also makes a pretty fantastic loaf of bread.As someone who puts pickles on every single sandwich even peanut butter I fully approve this message.Instead of proofing your yeast with boring, plain water, throw it in some pickle brine that has been heated to 110F and let it hang out for about ten minutes.You ll want a ratio 1 cup of juice 1 tablespoon of sugar for every 1/4-ounce envelope of yeast.You can then add this sour, salty slurry to Tasting Table s recipe linked below or you could boost another loaf with this pickle-y magic.Personally, I ll be chucking it my favorite no-knead recipe, and then eating all of the sandwiches I can possibly eat.
McDonald s food is already pretty unappealing, but as a lifetime of internet consumption has taught me, the moral bottom is limitless.Here are the most repulsive secondary preparations for food ostensibly cooked by a 53-year-old clown.The dry matter coming out of one end looks like cat shit, and the meat slurry coming out the other looks like, well, regular shit.Reminder: molten copper is almost 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit.What s particularly appalling about this isn t so much the preparation, as how well the burger is weathering it.Markedly different from a juicer?
McDonald s food is already pretty unappealing, but as a lifetime of internet consumption has taught me, the moral bottom is limitless.Here are the most repulsive secondary preparations for food ostensibly cooked by a 53-year-old clown.The dry matter coming out of one end looks like cat shit, and the meat slurry coming out the other looks like, well, regular shit.Reminder: molten copper is almost 1,100 degrees Celsius.What s particularly appalling about this isn t so much the preparation, as how well the burger is weathering it.Markedly different from a juicer?
Russian officials are looking into a phenomenon that's been documented by a flurry of pictures on social media: one of the country's northernmost rivers turning a bloodlike bright red.CNN reports that the Daldykan River shifted to a rouge hue on Tuesday, and while some are saying the cause could be iron ore in the ground, Russia's environmental ministry says it's investigating the Norilsk Nickel factory located nearby, citing in a press release a possible "break in a Norilsk Nickel slurry pipe" that may have dumped a chemical into the water, the Guardian notes.A mining expert explains to the Verge that certain oxidation processes or those that use high heat—like ones that may be used in the nickel plant—can convert sulfide minerals into iron oxide, which can turn water red if they mix together.Residents in the area tell a local newspaper they've seen this happen before, though they're not elaborating.Norilsk Nickel, which says it's the world's "largest producer of nickel and palladium," is trying to deflect the finger-pointing, though it says it will tamp down production during the probe.Upper management there may also need to call the eye doctor.
Last week, strange images of a river that had turned blood red emerged out of Russia.Now satellite images show that the red waters run much further through the area — and it s been happening for decades.NASA s Earth Observatory just released pictures that show the river waters in Norilsk, Russia running red far around a local nickel factory.But the first image left didn t come from last week.It s from fifteen years ago in 2001.That 2001 picture echoes satellite images picked up from the river just this August right .
Last week, strange images of a river that had turned blood red emerged out of Russia.Now satellite images show that the red waters run much further through the area — and it s been happening for decades.NASA s Earth Observatory just released pictures that show the river waters in Norilsk, Russia running red far around a local nickel factory.But the first image left didn t come from last week.It s from fifteen years ago in 2001.That 2001 picture echoes satellite images picked up from the river just this August right .
the Company Vinci in France based slurry hydrokrackningsanläggningen that will be placed at SP ETC in Piteå, sweden.the Goal is to develop a new base for the propellant - made in Sweden.the raw material lignin to be obtained from the manufacture of wood pulp, and is to this day a residue that is used as fuel in the mill boilers.Lignin is what binds together the cellulose in wood and other plants, but is not required when the paper is made.the Potential of the raw materials is large: between 20 and 30 per cent of the pulpwood consists of lignin.Later in the year, a pilot plant to come to Piteå, by SP, ETC Energy technology center .
Thin, watery sauces are just plain unappealing, but they aren t quite the disaster they seem.To thicken up as sad sauce, you just need butter, cornstarch, and time.The video above can walk your through the steps, but you can take a pan sauce from sickly to silky in just three steps.First, you need to keep simmering, and boil off as much water as possible.Next, add two or three tablespoons of butter, and stir until melted.Finally, add a cornstarch slurry equal parts cornstarch and some sort of liquid, such as water, milk, or stock .
You guys know I love a shiny new kitchen appliance—hello, very specific ice machine—but it just doesn’t make sense to purchase a Juicero.I love fresh juice as much as the next person who drinks it to feel slightly better about her life choices, but a $400-juice squeezer just isn’t in the cards.Luckily, there are ways you can obtain, fresh, somewhat healthful juice without a juicer, little bags, QR codes, or even Wi-Fi.Blenders are pretty good at extracting liquid from fleshy fruits and vegetables, and this method can be used to make a lot of juice.It takes a little more time and effort than getting a bag out of the fridge but, unless you’re super busy helping Captain Orange Crush destroy the fabric of society, you can probably swing it.To make juice using a blender, you will need:
p To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 videoThis live video has ended.It will be available to watch shortly.See what else is newMysterious Fungi Bring a West Virginia Forest Back to LifeThey call it shroom juice, a dark slurry of fungi that will not get you high.
Every week, there are thousands of new songs hitting the airwaves — and it’s just too much for your two ears to handle.With all those options, you can’t be wasting your time on tracks that deserve a thumbs-down click — you want the best new songs to stream now.But don’t worry, we’re going to save you the hassle.We listen to some of the most-hyped and interesting songs across every streaming service each week, and tell you which are worthy of your favorite headphones.Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our Spotify page for a playlist of our weekly picks, which can also be found at the bottom of this post.Interesting vocal samples join Lamar’s slurry rhyme scheme, blending well with a sparse trap-influenced beat.
Oukitel thinks the K10000 MAX hasn’t been tortured enough and after soaking it in water, slurry, lime water, heat and cement water, now it gets left in a tank filled with water-based paint.Why is that you may ask?Well, the company states that it has lower density than water so it’s easier for it to permeate into objects, such as the Oukitel K10000 MAX.Let’s check it out in the video below!So, after 30 minutes of being dumped in two different types of water-based pain the K10000 MAX is still working at its best.Since it also passed this test, the smartphone deserves a specs round up so here we go.
Oukitel’s latest rugged phone – the Oukitel K10000 Max is apparently coming this September.The smartphone has already gone through several stress tests, we’ve sseen it in water, slurry, lime water, cement water and water-based paint, and it’s passed of all them.Now the company is testing the phone where it belongs, outside in the nature.Let’s check how the Oukitel K10000 Max behaved.As you could see in the video, the rugged phone doesn’t take any special treatment.It kind of simulates scenarios that could actually be happening to hikers in real life, as they handle their device close to not-so-safe for smartphone places, such as a small waterfall.
Elon Musk’s The Boring Company, which he dreamed up while sitting in traffic in LA because he wanted to go under said traffic, has permission to dig a two-mile test tunnel in Hawthorne, California just outside LA.The approval for the test dig comes from the Hawthorne City Council, which voted four to one in favor of the move, according to The Verge.It’s not a cross-country Hyperloop network, but it’s a start.Musk’s SpaceX has its own headquarters in Hawthorne, and thus far all The Boring Company’s digging activity has taken place only on company territory.But The Boring Co. will now extend its tunnel out into city property, all at a depth of 44 feet below the Earth’s surface.Nothing sits on the planned path above the tunnel to be dug, which is likely for the best, since the whole point is to try out the tunnel boring system to see if it works as planned.
In the annals of nanomaterial development, it’s hard to think of a research focus to which more effort has been devoted than creating an alternative to activated carbon for the electrodes in energy storage devices.Graphene has been wrestled with for years, with the aim of producing electrodes for supercapacitors that will give these storage devices something close to the energy storage capabilities of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries.And we’ve seen the travails of researchers trying to use nanostructured silicon to make Li-ion batteries better suited to powering the next generation of all-electric vehicles.But they decided that, rather than dispensing with it altogether, they’d use nanomaterials to make it better.In research described in the journal ACS Applied Materials, the researchers used electro-spun carbon nanofibers and a gel rather than an electrolyte solution to create a safe, solid-state electrode for supercapacitors.While the newly developed electrodes’ measured energy density of 65 watt-hours per kilogram compares favorably with the 45 Wh/kg reported in the literature, this may not represent one of the key breakthroughs of the technology.
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