Water Taste Test Competition in Denver
The Best of the Best Taste Test contest was hosted this week at the American Water Works Association. Holding its annual taste testing contest, five judges were gathered on the panel at this years conference.
Regardless of the fact that three of five judges were locals from Denver, the contest was won by Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust.
It's not clear what the judging criteria were exactly, but to read the full story, visit Denverpost.com.
Assessment of Barbuda's Underwater Ecosystem Sets Standards
A research team of 9 marine biologists based in Barbuda are trying to find out the status of the living creatures in the coral reef ecosystems surrounding the coastline, in order to improve their ocean management.
The team set out to "conduct an ecological assessment of the fish, coral, lobster, conch, and water quality within 3 miles of shore," running tests across 250 different sites.
The team are hoping to figure out and achieve, "sustainable, profitable, and enjoyable," ways to utilize the natural resources we have available to us.
To view the full story and what exactly the team found, visit the National Geographic.
Students of University of Virginia invent "Magic Stone"
Described by Jim Smith, the leading professor on a new, exciting project at the University of Virginia, describes their new invention as, "Imagine a magic stone, and you take this magic stone and you drop it in your water container and it purifies the water and makes it safe to drink. Now imagine that this magic stone only costs a few dollars."
Named the Madi Drop, further tests will be carried out will decide just how viable the brick filter is as a water filter. For the time being the team is happy with the results.