Powdered Water. Just add.....Water?

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    Pretty Cool

    http://politicalcalculations.blogsp...ns-in-everything-solid-rain.html#.Ug5mxG24nps
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    Very cool!
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    I assume it still has the same mass so it couldn't actually be transported easier.

    This sounds like it just stores up water during rainy periods to survive periods of no rain. I wonder how this will affect runoff supply of rivers and groundwater?
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    Yep, very cool. Great seeing such innovation. As far as run-off etc.. I have no idea. Got to be a systems engineer to figure all that out :)
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    That is pretty cool.
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    At my company we have actually tried using that material or something very similar. Our problem with it was it didn't want to give up the water very fast which was what we were looking for. The root systems had a problem quickly penetrating the material to get access to the water. This was 10+ years ago so the product could have changed. And for plants that have long growing cycles it might work much differently and better.
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    Yep. Cheap humidors use something similar. A perforated tube full of similar stuff is soaked in water and then put in a box of cigars to keep them moist.
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    Sounds cool. Worried about what is left behind.

    Sounds kind of like "plastic" in the soil.
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    It's not IN an environment. It's been towed beyond the environment.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcU4t6zRAKg&sns=em

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    I've heard that before! Great! Monty Python couldn't have done better!
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