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Water

Water on Mars

You may have heard that NASA discovered evidence of flowing water on Mars. We take a look at previous discoveries involving H2O and the Red Planet as well as ask what does this new discovery mean? See more »

The Future of Sewers

How do sewers work? How many people today don't have access to a reliable sewer infrastructure? And what can we do to improve them? See more »

The Dawn Mission

What is NASA's Dawn mission all about? What are they learning from Vesta and Ceres? And could Ceres have habitable oceans? See more »

Getting Off the Grid

What does it take to get off the grid? From electricity to water to just getting by, we take a look at how challenging it is to disconnect. See more »

Sustainability and the Water Crisis

Water is critically important to our future. Read about future solutions to the water crisis in this Fw:Thinking blog post. See more »

Need Energy? Just Add Water

Water costs are also part of the big picture in energy production. Learn about water in energy production in this Fw:Thinking blog post. See more »

One Glass of Seawater, Hold the Salt

Electrochemical mediated seawater desalination can produce fresh water. Learn more about desalination in this Fw:Thinking blog post. See more »

Strange Frontiers, So Close to Home

Antarctic icebreakers must cross frozen frontiers to reach their destination. Read more about what weird frontiers are left on this planet. See more »

Asteroid Mining Econ 101

Mining asteroids for water and metals could be very profitable. Learn about asteroid mining in this blog post from Fw:Thinking. See more »

The Circle of H2O

What is the water cycle? When we waste water are we really losing it? Why is conservation so important? Join Lauren, Joe and Jonathan for the second part of their series on water. See more »