Technical University in Graz re-discovers water bridge
When water goes crazy and climbs the walls
Philipp Ball, long-time editor of "Science", a reputable scientific magazine explained in 2008, "It's embarrassing to admit it, but the stuff that covers two-thirds of our planet is still a mystery. Worse, the more we look, the more the problems accumulate: new techniques probing deeper into the molecular architecture of liquid water are throwing up more puzzles."
Dipl. Ing. Larch thinks that it will take some time before science develops adequately large and generally recognized basic knowledge of water.
The water bridge shows this quite clearly: although one knows all too well the image of the water bridge and its characteristics, there is not one recognized theory about it, which even comes close to describing this phenomenon. It is similar in the case of the GRANDER water revitalisation: one has been able to observe the effects of the revitalisation for more than 20 years now, however, from a scientific perspective there hasn't been any recognized theory to adequately explain this natural phenomenon.
The more intensely one deals with the topic of water, the more mysterious and puzzling it seems. With every answer one gets, further questions arise. There has yet to be an explanation model put forth that is adequate enough to comprehensively explain the phenomenon of water. Modern water research always presents new discoveries and turns conventional knowledge upside down. New findings, that should not even exist in terms of physics, are discovered......
The Water Bridge
Dr. Elmar Fuchs received a lot of attention within the world of physicists when he published his document about one of the most fascinating water phenomena of modern times: the suspended water bridge.
When water of high-purity and being distilled multiple times is placed in two containers under high tension, and when you slowly move the containers further apart, there is a "spark". Then the liquid "creeps" along the container towards to top and forms a water bridge between the two containers.
For laymen this image seen with a thermo camera appears to be a crazy love attraction. Elmar Fuchs summarizes the result as follows: "Through our experiment we were able to demonstrate that water flows over the bridge in both directions." The inter-disciplinary research group made up of chemists, physicists, electro-technicians and machinists of the Technical University of Graz has achieved a scientific sensation with their discovery.
Public Interest in the Water Bridge grows
After Dr. Elmar Fuchs presented his discoveries at the International Water Research Conference in Moscow in 2006 public interest in the water bridge has been pouring in.
In Holland "Wetsus", the internationally recognized Competence and Research Centre for sustainable Water Management, became aware of the new water findings and named Fuchs head of a research group, that would like to further investigate this phenomenon by using state-of-the-art measuring techniques.
Many well-known scientific journals, such as "Nature", published reports about the sensational discovery. Even the European Space Authorities ESA showed great interest in how this phenomenon behaves in weightless space. As a result Dr. Fuchs built a model in a parabolic flight of ESA, and now they are working on building a model in a space flight.
Is there such a thing as water with an unknown inner structure?
unbelievable, but true: in the experiment by Dr. Fuchs water having an electric voltage of 25,000 volts overcomes a distance of up to 25 mm. Through this water displays completely new characteristics regarding density and structure.
What does this mean - not only for the world of science, but also for us, the users who enjoy water?
In order to answer this and many additional questions Dr. Elmar Fuchs is working with Wetsus along with an international research team to further investigate the findings surrounding the water bridge. And mankind is one huge step further ...
"What we know is but a drop, but what we don't know is an ocean." (Sir Isaac Newton, 1643 - 1727)