The weirdness of water could be the answer | Marcia Barbosa | TEDxCERN

  • Опубликовано: 23 окт 2014
  • This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Just because water covers 70% of the earth’s surface and composes the majority of our bodies doesn’t mean we know everything about it. Marcia Barbosa talks about the many anomalies of water and how exploiting them with nano-tubes could help address the problem of freshwater shortages.
    Marcia Barbosa has a PhD in physics from Brazil’s Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, where she is now the director of its Physics Institute. She studies the complex structure of the water molecule, and has developed a series of models of its properties which may contribute to our understanding of how earthquakes occur, how proteins fold, and could play an important role in generating cleaner energy and treating diseases. She is actively involved in promoting Women in Physics and was named the 2013 L’Oreal-UNESCO for Women in Science Awards Laureate for Latin America.
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  • Hak Yolcusu
    Hak Yolcusu 16 дней назад

    Then what about the nuritient minerals? I am not sure that you can get them from air directly.

  • Cristiane Fontana
    Cristiane Fontana 16 дней назад

    Marcia is great! Such a wonderful scientist, with a promissing research to help humanity!

  • PrivateSi
    PrivateSi 17 дней назад

    What a talk!

  • fozia masood
    fozia masood 18 дней назад

    Awesome talk ! It has a very good subject and it taught me a lot and the importance. But why do people notice these things such as the clothing style whatnot. Any way thanks Marcia and TED

  • Sarah K
    Sarah K 20 дней назад

    I never cease to be amazed by water!

  • Toughen Up, Fluffy
    Toughen Up, Fluffy Месяц назад

    How many 'Muricans can give a TED talk in a language that isn't English? Desvaneciéndose pocos.

  • Jones senoJ
    Jones senoJ Месяц назад

    🤣 that's a MAN baby 😂...

  • Hassan Mabsout
    Hassan Mabsout Месяц назад

    Hundred billion $/ liter as usual for us.
    That's you the civilised world

  • shawn bla
    shawn bla Месяц назад

    I appreciate that she is trying to be funny ❤️

  • Patrick Boudreau
    Patrick Boudreau 2 месяца назад

    Toot tir'd of hour botty is watter !

  • Jose Luis Borrageiro
    Jose Luis Borrageiro 2 месяца назад

    Scientists say that the most abundant Element in the Universe is Hydrogen. The name "Hydrogen" was given to the Gas Element way back in 1783 by Antoine Lavoisier. The most Hydrogen is found in Stars and the Sun. Planets like Jupiter also have large percentages of Hydrogen.
    The part that boggles my mind, is.. How did Saint Peter know that the heavenly bodies and the Earth was formed out of WATER 2000 Years ago? (H2o=Hydrogen2Oxygen/ 2 Peter 3 Verses 5 to 12) and by WATER (Holy Spirit/ 1 John 5 Verses 6 to 12). Saint Peter was only a fisherman and a Holy Disciple of JESUS. Saint Peter was no Scientist and he did not have any Telescope? The Telescope was only invented in 1608! How did Saint Peter know about "heavenly bodies" or planets made out of Hydrogen, an Element present in WATER, without a Telescope?
    The first Telescope was firstly invented in 1608 by Hans Lippershey and used by Galileo Galilei the Astronomer. So how did Saint Peter know about "heavenly bodies" (Planets), 2000 years ago???????
    Scientists, who actually many of whom are Atheists, are actually proving the Holy Bible to be True. The only way Saint Peter could've known these things 2000 years ago, is that Almighty God, the Holy Spirit of YAHWEH showed it to Him. The same Holy Spirit of the Father YAHWEH that was in Our Lord JESUS Christ.
    The importance of *WATER* in The Holy Bible. 1) Exodus 19 Verse 9: The Lord said to Moses, "I will come to you in a thick *CLOUD* (WATER), so that the people will hear me speaking with you and will believe you from now on."
    2) Exodus 13 Verse 21: During the day the Lord went in front of them in a pillar of *CLOUD* (WATER) to show them the way, and during the night he went in front of them in a pillar of *FIRE* (HYDROGEN is FLAMMABLE) to give them light, so that they could travel night and day.
    3) Deuteronomy 28 Verse 12: The Lord will send *RAIN* (WATER) in season from His rich storehouse in the sky and bless all your work.
    4) 2 Esdras 6 Verse 17: When the angel Uriel said this to the Jewish Prophet Ezra, Ezra stood up and listened, "I heard a voice that sounded like a roaring *RIVER* (WATER)." It said, "The Time has near when I will come to judge the people living on Earth."
    5) Matthew 17 Verse 5: The Transfiguration: While Peter was talking, a shining *CLOUD* (WATER) came over them, and a voice from the CLOUD (WATER) said, "This is my own dear Son, with whom I AM pleased- listen to Him!".
    6) John 19 Verse 34: One of the soldiers, however, plunged his spear into JESUS' side, and at once BLOOD and *WATER* (HOLY SPIRIT of YAHWEH) poured out.
    7) 1 John 5 Verses 6 to 12: The Witness about Jesus Christ: Jesus Christ is the one who came with the WATER of his baptism and the BLOOD of his death. He came not only with the WATER, but with both the WATER and the BLOOD. And the Spirit himself testifies that this is True, because the Spirit is Truth. There are three (3) witnesses; the Spirit, the WATER, and the BLOOD; and all three give the same testimony. We believe man's testimony; but God's testimony is much stronger, and he has given this testimony about his Son. So whoever Believes in the Son of God has this testimony in his own heart; but whoever does not Believe God, has made him out to be a liar, because he has not Believed what God has said about his Son. The testimony is this: God has given us eternal life, and this life has it's source in his Son. Whoever has the Son has this life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. 8) Revelation 1 Verse 7 and 8: Look!, He is coming on the *CLOUDS* (WATER). Everyone will see Him, including those who pierced Him. All peoples on Earth will mourn over Him. So shall it be!
    I AM the first and the last, the alpha and omega," says the Lord God Almighty, who is, who was, and who is to come.

    The NAME of God:
    John 17 Verses 11 and 12: JESUS was praying for his Disciples and said, "Holy Father! Keep them safe by the power of your NAME, the NAME you gave me, so that they may be one just as you and I are one. While I was with them, I kept them safe by the power of your NAME, the NAME you gave me."
    JESUS is LORD and GOD. Amen!!!

  • Dawit Bezabih
    Dawit Bezabih 2 месяца назад

    She is amazing.

  • Pedro Sanchez
    Pedro Sanchez 2 месяца назад

    Her nipples are hard, just saying

  • Tam Bell
    Tam Bell 2 месяца назад

    Water you talking about? 🤗🤗🤗🤗

  • MaxBrix
    MaxBrix 2 месяца назад

    When she talks all I think about is linguistics and cultural and personal attitudes about accents.

  • Betty Hancock
    Betty Hancock 2 месяца назад


  • Iva Lee
    Iva Lee 2 месяца назад

    I wish i could have understood her better

  • nastybastardatlive
    nastybastardatlive 2 месяца назад

    Also: there would be a derivative business from this process: nano tube separated, genuine, holistic, natural, organic, premium Sea Salt.
    Also: is there a nano tube filter for separating out all the Gold that is famously in sea water?
    That would be an even better business than the Salt!

  • Kelvin Bellrose
    Kelvin Bellrose 2 месяца назад

    Very well spoken presentation, accent, not sure where from, but intriguing, content interesting, nipples perky.

  • yogendar sharan
    yogendar sharan 2 месяца назад

    You need use some different word than weird for water , weird does not sound right for life source matetial , water has memory , its remember every contact its come to , it has feelings , if you give bad look to glass of water and drink it , it will behave different than if you give a sweet look to glass of water , by th way , thanks for your knowledge . Thanks

  • Radha Krishna Ramagiri
    Radha Krishna Ramagiri 2 месяца назад

    Wow, I would like to buy that nanotubes

  • Sasha Z
    Sasha Z 2 месяца назад

    I like this lady :D

  • Shubham Sharma
    Shubham Sharma 2 месяца назад

    Thank you so much maam.

  • Aurobindo Ghosh
    Aurobindo Ghosh 2 месяца назад

    why is she getting wet?

  • Dale Sandretzky
    Dale Sandretzky 2 месяца назад

    Planet Aqua !

  • zak edelman
    zak edelman 2 месяца назад

    Existentially dope

  • James Arthur
    James Arthur 2 месяца назад

    Judging by her nips, water really gets her excited. LOL!

  • Brad Holkesvig
    Brad Holkesvig 2 месяца назад

    2 Peter 3: 5 They deliberately ignore this fact, that by the word of God heavens existed long ago, and an earth formed out of water and by means of water,

  • Rigz zgiR
    Rigz zgiR 2 месяца назад

    I ❤ Nano Toobs!

  • bfree417
    bfree417 2 месяца назад

    Shes awesome

  • Deodar Adair Nike-Eastwood
    Deodar Adair Nike-Eastwood 3 месяца назад

    Thank you !!!

  • Helene McGreevy
    Helene McGreevy 3 месяца назад

    Nature has the answer. We need to catch up.

  • martin smith
    martin smith 3 месяца назад

    What about Ultrasonic desalinization?

  • YesPapa coloring
    YesPapa coloring 3 месяца назад

    She could use some water with shoap in her head

  • Casual Acquaintance
    Casual Acquaintance 3 месяца назад

    She says water 472 times too many..

    MGTOW SADHGURU 3 месяца назад

    Love nano tubes

  • Gérard Lefrançois
    Gérard Lefrançois 3 месяца назад

    The word water is no water. We dont know what is water. We only invented the word to identify the thing water.

  • LoveAndPeaceOccurs
    LoveAndPeaceOccurs 3 месяца назад

    Thank YOU very much Marcia Barbosa (and everyone who got this video here). You are the first person who has helped me to feel more confident that we will have clean water in the future. Love & Peace to All

  • Slartibartfast
    Slartibartfast 3 месяца назад

    I found it very difficult to understand what she was saying, in fact I understood very little of what she said.
    Did she start to talk about water from air at the end?

    • Tubemanjac
      Tubemanjac 3 месяца назад +1

      Just turn on subtitles at the bottom right of the picture screen and you'll be re-leaved.

  • Naimul Haq
    Naimul Haq 3 месяца назад

    There are 70 anomalies of water, there are countless properties of the 70 anomalies. property of diluted homeopathic medicine to cure diseases is one, while our metabolism employs many other. Water have memory and can respond to our thoughts. Great talk by Marcia.

  • Wizdigo
    Wizdigo 4 месяца назад

    There will never be an end to fresh water, just like there will never an end to gas, or fuel, and the list GOES ON.
    This is a SATANIC LIE to fuel to the masses of *FEAR MONGERING* to make us believe that there is a limitation and a possible end to our resources... It is a LIE; a LIE ruled by FEAR.
    You know what else is a LIE? Our "Income Tax"! Our income tax is *NOT a LAW*... it is an *Act.* Watch Aaron Russo's - "Freedom to Fascism" for the truth on that!

  • Shaswat
    Shaswat 4 месяца назад

    Okay. Let's do it witch style.

  • Omar I.
    Omar I. 4 месяца назад

    Great job!!!

  • Psyclotron xx
    Psyclotron xx 4 месяца назад

    Fascinating topic but I couldn't take more than five minutes. I just don't like this kind of style.

  • Muhammad Hassnain
    Muhammad Hassnain 4 месяца назад

    you will kill the moisture in air

    SWAMPJUNIOR 5 месяцев назад

    wow a whole talk about water... we "know" about planets"light-years" away but water is wired? Apparently they are keeping the beer ponds a secret so Budweiser doesn't surpass the price of water? good plan.nevermind drilling down to the water table like normal people... there's even water under the desert if you dig deep enough

  • Dean Albertson
    Dean Albertson 5 месяцев назад

    More desalination plants.

  • Critics
    Critics 6 месяцев назад

    Her accent is also wierd

  • shawn page
    shawn page 6 месяцев назад +1

    She is genius but nailed it when she said " just ballistically". Lol

  • Mr Cabot
    Mr Cabot 6 месяцев назад

    Great idea, better hurry up though, remember that plenty of other big, expensive problems now or on horizon and the people are getting poorer.

  • jack fenn
    jack fenn 6 месяцев назад

    So it seems that water may have intelligence, right?

  • jack fenn
    jack fenn 6 месяцев назад

    So does this mean that we should drink only bottled water?

  • Robert Galletta
    Robert Galletta 6 месяцев назад

    nano tubes can filter water

  • Jay McD
    Jay McD 6 месяцев назад +1

    Nice legs

  • Landon Letterman
    Landon Letterman 7 месяцев назад

    It's never about what we know or don't know
    not that what we don't know isn't important
    but it's about what we don't know about everything we do know...

    • Landon Letterman
      Landon Letterman 7 месяцев назад

      That knowledge would stagger us as a collective species, just trying to wrap our heads around it!

  • UXO Tony
    UXO Tony 7 месяцев назад

    Do you have a boyfriend? Is he rich like me?

  • dogboydesigns
    dogboydesigns 7 месяцев назад

    When the crystal properties of water are understood 21st century technologies will finally emerge.

  • Chyou Qi
    Chyou Qi 7 месяцев назад

    Amazing and realistic in the extreme. But what will happen to the salt removed from the water? Where does the salt go? Will it be deposited in the sea? There is a salinity limit for life in the oceans. Look at what's happening in the Australia with desalination.

  • Richard Sher
    Richard Sher 7 месяцев назад

    Delightfull (!)

  • A Knight that says Nee
    A Knight that says Nee 7 месяцев назад

    I liked the video and applaud the work that this wonderful lady is doing. Plus, when she mentions the beetle, she does not jump on the bandwagon and give credit of the design of the beetle to evolution. She stayed neutral. Good for her.

  • f00zh
    f00zh 7 месяцев назад

    just add two cups of H and one cup of O . BOOM , clean water.

  • George Hammack
    George Hammack 8 месяцев назад

    I think she is HOT

  • Kosta Ilijev
    Kosta Ilijev 8 месяцев назад


  • Issam Khalaf
    Issam Khalaf 8 месяцев назад

    She is Water

  • Robert .G
    Robert .G 8 месяцев назад

    Brilliant, brilliant talk by a brilliant mind.

  • Carol Cullen
    Carol Cullen 8 месяцев назад

    She is awesome and her speech is super interestingand gives hope for the planet.

  • Ibrahim el sayed
    Ibrahim el sayed 8 месяцев назад

    Thank You Marcia , Brief and Good Talk.

  • niklar55
    niklar55 8 месяцев назад

    Interesting talk, but her nipples are a bit of a distraction!;-)

  • Mark Milan Macanas
    Mark Milan Macanas 8 месяцев назад

    She's so alive! I love it!

  • Greg Hamilton
    Greg Hamilton 8 месяцев назад

    I want to have her baby.

    • Tubemanjac
      Tubemanjac 3 месяца назад

      Forget about the baby and you'll help mitigate the fresh water shortage.

  • Slade The Original
    Slade The Original 8 месяцев назад

    "Either you or me will have lack of freshwater" complete lie. Its almost exclusively Asia and Africa that have lack of freshwater. Look at their political systems, cultural values, and societies steeped in ignorance. That is what causes a lack of ingenuity and progress to provide fresh water.

  • Slade The Original
    Slade The Original 8 месяцев назад

    a 1000 years ago only kings, queens, and warlords had access to fresh drinking water. People only lived to 40 years old. I wonder what happened in history to improve access to fresh water? Values of western society is what happened.

  • Tony Bobér
    Tony Bobér 8 месяцев назад

    The definition of the "earth's surface" is subject to point of view and topic content.
    First, I would like to point out that there is more clean water than what she and many others claim to be. I find it a bit disturbing, when fellow colleagues, purposely omits some of the facts, I would guess, mostly for their own personal or professional benefits.
    All of the "only 1% clean water" claims are true, but only on the planet's surface. Another 36% is in the ground. 22% of that underground water is cleaner than most clean water in the surface. So why the clean water shortage scare tactics? Money, simple as that. Most of these fake researches and outrageous reports, are funded by big business.

  • FastZebra Zoom
    FastZebra Zoom 8 месяцев назад

    Whahtur =]

  • Kama Kazi
    Kama Kazi 8 месяцев назад

    That half skirt though😨

  • Eduardo Martinez
    Eduardo Martinez 8 месяцев назад

    Desalination requires energy in manufacturing the nanotubes and in the pumping of water. Most of our energy is either from fossil energy directly or from infrastructure made possible by fossil energy (wind, pv, nuclear). No fossil energy = no desalination. Fossil energy is finite and will be all but gone by the turn of the Century.

  • Ashmeed Mohammed
    Ashmeed Mohammed 8 месяцев назад

    she has the solution there. not energy dependent at all. passive water generation.

  • Ashmeed Mohammed
    Ashmeed Mohammed 8 месяцев назад

    she was one of my favourite characters in pirates of the caribbean

  • James Smith
    James Smith 8 месяцев назад

    Good talk... could use more visuals and a little more preparation of grammar.

  • hahagotcha!!!!
    hahagotcha!!!! 8 месяцев назад

    I bet she's a blast to go out drinking with.

  • 3RAN7ON
    3RAN7ON 8 месяцев назад

    Every time she says hydrogen bonds I hear hydrogen bombs

  • David Creasey
    David Creasey 8 месяцев назад

    nanotubes that are half hydrophilic and half hydrophobic... BRILLIANT.

  • deliquenme
    deliquenme 8 месяцев назад are talking about those straws that clog with a speck of dust? Wow, so clever...

  • Chase The Rabbit 1
    Chase The Rabbit 1 8 месяцев назад

    I love her accent. She's adorable - smart - charming - and funny -- and one of very few women with a rational brain.

  • LaRue
    LaRue 8 месяцев назад

    I want her

  • Christian Andersson
    Christian Andersson 8 месяцев назад

    Interesting TedTalk.
    Also, great legs for being 58 years old.

  • Quaalude Charlie
    Quaalude Charlie 8 месяцев назад +1

    Love those Legs :) QC

  • skafazzation666
    skafazzation666 8 месяцев назад

    Ok I'm giving up watching this. She's too annoying.

    • skafazzation666
      skafazzation666 8 месяцев назад

      Hard to say, a 5% less could have done the trick.

    • Trev0r98
      Trev0r98 8 месяцев назад

      "She's too annoying"? How much less annoying should she be?

  • bill wesley
    bill wesley 8 месяцев назад

    Wonderful presentation, yay!

  • RockStudioLive
    RockStudioLive 8 месяцев назад

    Dead audience---probably Obama voters.

  • Clint Eastmetal
    Clint Eastmetal 9 месяцев назад

    The only problem of this presentation, is its duration. Instead 12 minutes I will prefer to be 12 hours. I am amazed by the scientists who boosting the evolution of the human race.

  • Sylvain Piche
    Sylvain Piche 9 месяцев назад

    This woman is so expressive and funny to listen too that you just cannot stop listening to her. She is a born teacher. And she have dynamite legs...what more can you ask for...

  • Carlos Lascoutx
    Carlos Lascoutx 9 месяцев назад

    water=atl(N/9)=altia(N/rev)=ue altia=way altar=bealte(OE)=beauty/beatitude.

  • Paul Resina
    Paul Resina 9 месяцев назад

    4 years later?...

    • Tubemanjac
      Tubemanjac 3 месяца назад

      Probably funding issues, financials mainly go for short term yields.

  • uski59
    uski59 9 месяцев назад

    Water is Weird,....So is this Broad.....Love that Oily hair too....Gotta wonder,..Where does Ted-X find these strange folk....

  • Joseph Russel Timpug Ison
    Joseph Russel Timpug Ison 9 месяцев назад

    Considering that water is a source and a tool for energy I’m surprised the North and South poles are not energy hubs. Maybe in the future.

  • Rey Alicea
    Rey Alicea 9 месяцев назад

    Excellent talk.

  • Wayne Gatfield
    Wayne Gatfield 9 месяцев назад

    we only listen to pretty women and handsome men

  • Mr Gadget
    Mr Gadget 9 месяцев назад

    Her nipples distracted me and I must watch this a second time

  • Jan Olsen
    Jan Olsen 9 месяцев назад

    Very entertaining, I like Slavic people talking English they bring melody to the language, in England they sound like mobsters talking like Baboons or high class farting instead of talking at all!