A few years ago, researchers from Harvard and Oxford were trying to figure out why the oceans were empty.
What was causing this mysterious emptyness?
It turns out, the answer is water.
The ocean is full of water.
And it’s filled with carbon dioxide.
Carbon dioxide is a byproduct of chemical reactions.
As a result, the ocean is very dense and holds enormous amounts of carbon dioxide, like a ball of cotton.
Carbon has a lot of chemical bonds with its hydrogen atoms, and these bonds can be broken, allowing the carbon dioxide to flow freely through the ocean.
This process of ocean carbon dioxide production is known as “bio-oxidation.”
The process is not limited to the oceans.
When there is a lot more carbon in the atmosphere than there is in the oceans, the oceans can absorb some of it and store it, making it even denser.
It’s called bio-oxidative cooling.
But this process of carbon capture and storage is not the only way that ocean water can be stored.
Other processes can help to store that water.
One of them is water-repellent materials.
Water can hold its water-sensing properties in place.
For example, when water is hot, the water molecules cling to the surface of the water, giving it a slippery surface.
But the molecules do not stick to the water’s surface if the water is cool.
The same is true of a type of carbon-containing polymeric material called nanocrystalline silicates.
When a material is heated, it dissolves in water.
When the material cools, the molecules stick to each other and form a bond that holds them together.
These bonds are called nanoscale nanocrystals.
When these bonds are formed in water, they are called water-repelent materials (or WRS).
Water-repelling polymers are very good at trapping carbon dioxide and other pollutants in their surface layer.
In addition, they’re very good water-absorbers.
So, for example, they can hold about 20 percent of the carbon in a tank of water without losing much.
That means they can easily hold water for up to a year.
The more water you can store, the better.
It’s also worth noting that these WRS materials are not made of water; they’re made of a combination of water and silicon carbide.
The combination is called hydrogel.
Water-sensitive hydrogels have already been used for water-cleaning products, such as water filters, and they’ve also been used in high-tech applications such as self-clearing windshield wipers.
In fact, the hydroglide’s surface area is so great that it’s able to absorb up to 80 percent of all incoming sunlight.
This new research indicates that water-recycling systems like these are really important for keeping our oceans healthy.
In a recent paper, researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory tested these WMS for water retention properties.
They found that the hydrosilicates can be kept for more than 10 years at room temperature, and that they can be effectively used to prevent seawater from entering the oceans in the first place.
But what is really remarkable about this research is that these properties are actually achieved by adding some silicon carbides to the hydrofoam.
In other words, the WMS is actually a hydrogilizer.
This means that the water-retention properties of the hydrocolloid materials are comparable to those of carbon nanotubes.
It means that we can actually make hydrogils with the same water-soluble properties as the carbon nanots.
This has huge implications for the future of the oceans and for the planet.
The oceans will be full of carbon for a long time to come, and this research opens the door for new types of water-dispersing technologies.