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“Discovery consist of seeing what everybody has seen, and thinking what nobody has thought” – Albert Szent-Györgyi, Nobel laureate (1893-1986)
Unexplained Water Phenomena
While much is known about water there are many phenomena that have not been answered properly. Water exists all around us in our everyday life. It is so “normal” that we mistakenly assume that we know all there is to know about water. But ask any serious scientist if he knows all about water and you will find out that very little of water’s functioning mechanisms are fully understood.
A few examples – Have you ever asked yourself any of the following questions?
Question: How do clouds form?
Water evaporates evenly into the atmosphere and condenses. But what is the force or mechanism that pulls the tiny droplets of water together and forms them into a cloud? This attraction of droplets into clouds occurs. We can all see it. But the underlying mechanism is missing from all our science text books.
Question: Wet vs Dry Sand
Why is wet sand firm and dry sand loose? Wet sand can be used to create fantastic sand sculptures whereas dry sand falls apart with no resistance. What mechanism in water makes it act like glue?
Question: Breaking concrete?
Tree roots are mainly water; we have all seen tree roots break apart concrete pavements and walls. What is the mechanism in water that allows for the buildup of enough pressure to break concrete?
Question: Gelatin desserts
Gelatin and gelatin desserts are mainly water. Even within gels that consist of 99.95 percent water, we have little to no water leaking out of the gel. Why doesn’t the water leak out, what force is at work that keeps this together?
Question: Walking on water?
Many insects can walk on water; a more outrageous example is the “Jesus Christ” lizard found in Latin America. It can run from one end of a pond to the other, on top of the water. Surface tension comes to mind as the scientific explanation. Surface tension, however, is established by the top few molecules only. An honest look exposes that this explanation lacks credibility. Is surface tension theory incomplete?
These are but a few examples of “anomalies” that lack concrete explanations. This is probably why they are referred to as anomalies. No one has had a good answer as to “why?” Thus a multitude of opinions and theories can develop as to “why and how.”
In a laboratory environment we have more unanswered questions.
Question: Water bridge?
For over a century we have been able to excite students and scientists by creating a “solid” water bridge between two glasses. This is accomplished with an electrical current. This exciting novelty has never been adequately explained. What process allows fluid to take on this solid-like state?
Question: Why does vortexed water drop in temperature?
Vortexed water will drop as much as four degrees Celsius. What molecular action allows water to drop up to four degrees below the temperature of the surrounding environment when it is vortexed?
Question: Exclusion zones?
Exclusion of particles next to surfaces: over the past few decades several researchers have observed what is now called the “exclusion zone.” Tiny layers of water near surfaces, that clear of any foreign particles. What is this phenomenon and how does it form?
Many more unexplained laboratory phenomena can be listed that seem to defy the laws of physics.
But do they defy the laws of physics? Or have we simply been overlooking a basic principle of water behavior?