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Keeping underwater surfaces dry

Can a surface remain dry underwater for several months on end? A group of scientists and engineers think so, and they believe their surface has many commercial applications.

Revealed — How butterflies stay dry

Why don't butterflies get damp or wet when it rains? The answer is inked to the make-up of the surface of the wings of the butterfly.

Video: 'Wet dog shake' could provide the future of technology

Scientists are now studying the physics of the way a dog shakes itself dry to improve washing machines, dryers, painting equipment and other devices like cameras or even space rovers.

Fireworks ban in Texas leads to change of plans, lost revenues Special

Bandera - Millions of acres of charred land in Texas, along with an ever-worsening drought of exceptional proportions has led to a few dampened holiday spirits as most of the state’s towns and cities' fireworks shows were cancelled, adding to its economic woes.

Boeing rethinks plans for short-range 787 after orders dry up

Boeing is rethinking plans for the short-range version of its 787 airplane after the sole airline with pending orders went with other Boeing models instead of the 787 model.

Heavy rain in Dubai caused traffic problems and flash floods

Rain and thunderstorms have hit Dubai for the past few days causing flooding and creating severe traffic problems. Grand racing event at Dubai Autodrome was forced to be cancelled due to the circuit being submerged in water.

Waterless planets surprise astronomers

According to research published in Thursday's edition of Nature two different teams of astronomers used NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope for this new type of extrasolar planet research but both came up dry.

One of the largest river restoration efforts in the West

Los Angeles agreed in December to expand efforts to control toxic dust storms that erupt from what is left of Owens Lake, a 110-square-mile body that emptied when the river was diverted to Los Angeles through an aqueduct opened in 1913.
 

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Drought conditions in Texas.
Drought conditions in Texas.
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A view of Escalante Desert in Utah
A view of Escalante Desert in Utah
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All dried up

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