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Defense contractor Lockheed Martin has discovered a way to make desalination 100 times more efficient. And that could have a big impact on bringing clean drinking water to the developing world. The process is called reverse osmosis, and the material…

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Lockheed Martin moves beyond weapons to clean water with graphene

Mar 18, 2013
Defense contractor Lockheed Martin has discovered a way to make desalination 100 times more efficient. And that could have a big impact on bringing clean drinking water to the developing world and war zones.

Not your high school science fair: A radio postcard from the Intel Science Talent Search

Mar 18, 2013
A radio postcard from the annual Intel Science Talent Search, which gathers together high school students from around the country to show off their innovations.

Patent race: Patent rules switch from first-to-invent to first-to-file

Mar 18, 2013
Monday is the first day on which patents will be awarded to the first filer of the patent not the first person to come up with an idea. Many worry this will favor applicants with big money behind them.

Defense contractor Lockheed Martin has discovered a way to make desalination 100 times more efficient. And that could have a big impact on bringing clean drinking water to the developing world. The process is called reverse osmosis, and the material used is graphene — a lot like the stuff you smudge across paper with your pencil. The new material could make for smaller, cheaper plants that turn salt water into drinking water, but it could also have uses in warzones. 

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