Water

Water is an inorganic, transparent, tasteless, odorless, and nearly colorless chemical substance, which is the main constituent of Earth's hydrosphere and the fluids of all known living organisms. It is vital for all known forms of life, despite not providing food, energy or organic micronutrients. Its chemical formula, H₂O, indicates that each of its molecules contains one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms, connected by covalent bonds. The hydrogen atoms are attached to the oxygen atom at an angle of 104.45°. "Water" is also the name of the liquid state of H₂O at standard temperature and pressure. A number of natural states of water exist. It forms precipitation in the form of rain and aerosols in the form of fog. Clouds consist of suspended droplets of water and ice, its solid state. When finely divided, crystalline ice may precipitate in the form of snow. The gaseous state of water is steam or water vapor.

Read more in the app

Shrinking Lake Abert - As the lake in southern Oregon dries up, the remaining water is becoming too salty to support key food sources for birds

Two of the UK's water companies are still using dowsing to find leaks

How Sensor-Dangling Helicopters Can Help Beat the Water Crisis

James Webb Space Telescope discovers water ice at ringed asteroid Chariklo 'by remarkable luck'

The water crisis is worsening. Researchers must tackle it together

How to apply lessons from Colorado's costliest wildfire to drinking water systems

An Expert Explains Why The Radioactive Water Stored at Fukushima Should Be Released

JWST Sees Frozen Water, Ammonia, Methane and Other Ices in a Protostellar Nebula

NASA Measures Underground Water Flowing From Sierra to Central Valley

Surplus wind energy to heat water for fuel-poor households in Ireland

NASA SWOT Water Mission To Gauge Alaskan Rivers on Front Lines of Climate Change

California storms didn't solve the state's drought and water crisis

Incorporation of water molecules into layered materials impacts ion storage capability

A new way to Peer Into the Permanently Shadowed Craters on the Moon, Searching for Deposits of Water ice

Simulations and experiments reveal unprecedented detail about water's motion in salt water

Tracing the flow of water with DNA

Eating one wild fish same as month of drinking tainted water: study

Google has finally revealed how much water its data centres use

New report shows alarming changes in the entire global water cycle

Analysis of a Martian meteorite reveals evidence of water 4.4 billion years ago