How to cook up some delicious deep fried water

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From Jonathan Marcus's YouTube:

water... frozen reverse spherification (calcium alginate membrane)... flour... egg... panko... 375ºF peanut oil

A dozen of these were prepared for and given away at the Stupid Shit No One Needs and Terrible Ideas Hackathon 2.0 ...

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"Water Bar" celebrates the wonder and fragility of tap water

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Arts group Works Progress Studio have opened Water Bar, which bills itself as the first-ever bar devoted to nothing but public sources of water. Read the rest

After appointed city manager illegally jacked up prices, Flint paid the highest water rates in America

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The tainted water that poisoned an entire generation of children in Flint, MI, was the most expensive water in America. Read the rest

Ten hard truths about the Flint water atrocity

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Years before the complaints from Flint's citizenry about their water provoked action from the state, Governor Rick Snyder spent $440,000 to supply better water to the GM factory, where the new water supply was corroding the car parts on the assembly line. Read the rest

Red-baiting water speculator plans to drain the Mojave of its ancient water

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Scott Slater, a former water lawyer, is the CEO of Cadiz, Inc, a hedge-fund-backed company that's purchased the water rights for 45,000 acres of the Mojave on Route 66, 75 miles northeast of Palm Springs. He wants to pump 814 million gallons of ancient water out of the desert and send it to drought-stricken southern California, where he can soak the thirsty millions for $2.4 billion. Read the rest

Giant inflatable duck hates drinking water in Japan

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In this Japanese TV commercial we learn that anyone who tries to prevent college students from enjoying any beverage other than water will face the wrath of a giant inflatable duck.

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EPA committed 'covert propaganda' social media campaign on American public, auditors find

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Congressional auditors say The Environmental Protection Agency engaged in “covert propaganda,” a violation of federal law, when it launched a massive social media campaign urging Americans to support the Waters of the United States rule.

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A better solution for astronauts who drink their own piss

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Aquaporin A/S made this new small and lightweight filter that uses aquaporins, membrane proteins, to turn urine, sweat, and wastewater into drinkable water. Read the rest

Meet Martin Riese, water sommelier

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"The most interesting part for me about water is it all looks the same... but still there's a huge taste profile to it." Read the rest

80 million plastic balls to prevent Los Angeles reservoirs from becoming carcinogenic

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The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is buying 80 million 4-inch black polyethylene balls to cover the surfaces of three Los Angeles reservoirs that serve 4 million residents. At a cost of 33 cents each, the hollow spheres are designed to block sunlight from turning bromide and chlorine in the water into bromate, a suspected carcinogen.

Photos of the ball manufacturing equipment at XavierC in Glendora, California.

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Puppy doesn't understand how water works

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May we all contemplate the mysteries of dihydrogen monoxide with such joy.

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Which water technology will save California from its long, dry death?

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The western United States exists in a state of willful ignorance about water. Waking up won't be easy, and it will be expensive.

Hotel in Belfast charges $41 for bottle of melted iceberg water

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The Merchant Hotel in Belfast employs two water butlers to help patrons select the right kind of H20 to match their meal. "Whilst experts can differentiate between the mineral content and PH balance of different types of water, discerning consumers are also increasingly demanding a wider choice of waters," Merchant Hotel's general manager Gavin Carroll told the Belfast Telegraph. Cheapskates can get away with an $8 bottle of Speyside from the UK Scotland Glenlivet Estate, while those desperate to impress will order the $41 bottle of Iceberg from the Canadian Arctic Ice shelf in Newfoundland.

From the restaurant's water menu:

In the Canadian Arctic, the snow froze and compacted into enormous glacial walls, sheltered from all impurities from the outside world. Thousands of years later, the ice is considered to hold the purest water on earth. The water has the lowest mineral content of any bottled water, resulting in a smooth and neutral taste.

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How to fill 40 water balloons all at once, for an awesome water balloon battle

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“Filling up 40 balloons automatically makes for a much faster balloon fight.” Read the rest

Tom Selleck accused of stealing water from fire hydrant

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Tom Selleck, best known as Magnum P.I., has apparently settled, at least tentatively, with the Ventura County water district after the actor was accused of stealing water from a fire hydrant and trucking it to their 60-acre ranch. Read the rest

Enormous sculpture doubles as movable water filtration device

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Architect Andres Jaque's Office for Political Innovation has installed Cosmo at MoMA. The whimsical water filtration sytem on wheels is designed to make people think about municipal water delivery systems that are generally invisible in our daily lives. The firm said in a statement: Read the rest

California drought: State orders historic water cuts for farmers

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“The state is reaching back more than a century in the hierarchy of California water rights,” reports the Los Angeles Times.

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