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.
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. »
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. »
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. »
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… »
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, reuse...it never sounded so gross. »
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. »
What is it?
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. »
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. »
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. »
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. »
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. »
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… »