This Water Bottle Filters All Germs As You Drink

Worry about dirty water when you're traveling, biking or hiking and don't want to fuss with a complicated, heavy filter or pollute the taste of your drinking water with chemical treatments? This new Naked Filter from Liquidity promises to remove "99.9999%" of bacteria and protozoa as you sip. » 3/12/15 1:48pm 3/12/15 1:48pm

All the Reasons Why You Need to Purify Drinking Water

You know you need to filter, treat or boil water you find in the wilderness. But why? Well, there's a number of answers, starting with words like E. Coli, Hepatitis A, Giardia and Cryptosporidiosis.
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Video: Oysters are fantastic at filtering dirty water

Oysters are fun to eat because they're delicious and celebratory and remind you of the ocean. Turns out that last part is especially true because those suckers are just fantastic at filtering out dirty water. Watch these oysters slurp up the dirty water in the tank in this time lapse and make it all clean. » 10/29/14 7:40pm 10/29/14 7:40pm

​How To Find And Purify Drinking Water In The Wilderness

Staying hydrated is essential while camping, hiking or just spending time outside. Here's how to find the best water sources, then ensure their water is safe to drink. » 5/25/14 5:00pm 5/25/14 5:00pm

Socks Made with Carbonized Coffee Will Make Your Feet Less Stinky

Plain white socks these are not. The Atlas sock is a performance dress sock made from cotton, polyester and carbonized coffee. Carbonized coffee? Yes, it helps filter and absorb sweat and odor. Even more, the sock uses strain analysis, pressure mapping and thermal imaging to create something ridiculously comfortable. » 7/02/13 11:30pm 7/02/13 11:30pm

How to Avoid Spoilers on Twitter

Along with propagating inane hashtags like #NameYourDickAfterAMovie*, Twitter is also horribly ruthless when it comes to spoiling movies and TV shows. To prevent an unwelcome spoiler, you have to basically abstain from Twitter when a show like Breaking Bad comes on or when a big movie like The Dark Knight Rises comes… » 7/19/12 2:20pm 7/19/12 2:20pm

A Texas Town Is Drinking Recycled Pee Water Because of a Drought

I wouldn't want to live in West Texas right now. Why? Because the Colorado River Municipal Water District, which supplies water to the region, is recycling wastewater (aka pisswater) into tap water. Recycle, reduce, never sounded so gross. » 8/06/11 12:40am 8/06/11 12:40am

I Think There's a Filter On Your Filter On Your Filter On Your...

Sometimes, you just want a crazy-amount of vignetting. Lensrentals stacked up 50 UV filters, and mounted them to a Canon 5DMkII with 300 f4 lens, then actually took photos with them. Well, tried to. [Lensrentals via Reddit] » 6/16/11 4:20am 6/16/11 4:20am

Snapseed for iPad

Photo editors are pretty useful: boosting pics to bring out colors, adjusting settings to bring out quality, adding filters to bring out hipsters, etc. Snapseed for iPad is a great photo editor that's incredibly easy to use. » 6/08/11 6:06pm 6/08/11 6:06pm

What is it?

Snapseed, $5, iPad. Snapseed is a simple photo editor for the iPad with clever… » 6/08/11 6:06pm 6/08/11 6:06pm

Sex Moan-Detecting Software Blocks Porn the Fun Way

I feel myself in a serious moral bind when it comes to porn blocking software, but here we go. The "problem" with image-based filters is that they get a lot of false positives. But porn moans? There's no confusing those. » 5/20/11 1:20pm 5/20/11 1:20pm

Blood Camera to Spot Invisible Stains at Crime Scenes

Call it CSI: Abracadabra. A camera that can make invisible substances reappear as if by magic could allow forensics teams to quickly scan a crime scene for blood stains without tampering with valuable evidence. » 11/13/10 10:00am 11/13/10 10:00am

This Whiskey Was Made From Urine

I'm really into whiskey, but I think I'll pass on tasting Gilpin Family Whisky. Why? Because this single malt whiskey is made from urine. Specifically, it's made from the sugar rich urine of elderly diabetics. » 9/04/10 9:00pm 9/04/10 9:00pm

Tales From the Recession: The Ins and Outs of Manhattan's $200,000 Fish…

If you hate your life, pause, and consider that it could be much worse: "I get calls at quarter to 12 on New Year's Eve," says Ralph Ammirati, who tends to the maxed out aquariums of New York's megarich. » 8/20/10 5:00pm 8/20/10 5:00pm

Too Many Apple Posts For Your Liking? Here's How To Make Them Stop

If all our Apple coverage is too much for you to handle, there's a way to make it stop: Tag filters. By editing the Gizmodo URL you visit, you can control the content you see—or don't see. » 6/07/10 2:54pm 6/07/10 2:54pm

Judge How Cooked Your Steak Is Based on Video Transmission

Noah Feehan looked at his raw steak one day and thought "What if I plug some composite video into that hunk o' meat?" So he did just that. Turns out that it lets him judge when the steak's perfectly cooked. » 11/18/09 12:00am 11/18/09 12:00am

Bokeh Filter Turns Blurry Lights Into Distinct Shapes

Bokeh, which is the out-of-focus light distortion in the background of a photo, is more and more seen as an aesthetic element of photography. This lens brings it more attention by shaping those blurs into stars, hearts, and more. » 8/29/09 8:00pm 8/29/09 8:00pm

Spacesuit Gas Problem Forces Abrupt Spacewalk Interruption

Astronaut Chris Cassidy is a space rookie. Yesterday he went on his first extra-vehicular activity in his first space mission, working to replace four aging batteries at the International Space Station. Until something in his suit went very wrong. » 7/23/09 9:20am 7/23/09 9:20am

Ovopur Water Dispenser Filters Out All of the Fun

It may look like you are draining the juices out of some gigantic white insect carcass, but underneath the bizarre looking hood, this Ovopur water dispenser from Aquaovo is serious business. It is completely gravity fed, with a recyclable, layered cartridge filled with KDF 55, activated charcoal, microporous… » 3/19/08 5:05pm 3/19/08 5:05pm