Recent research on water has revealed many surprises, including the existence of highly-ordered regions of water near hydrophilic surfaces, so-called Exclusion Zones, and the ability of structured water to draw energy form ambient infra-red radiation, with many biological implications. Recent discoveries about this "fourth phase" of water could lead to new technologies for filtration, desalination and water-based solar energy. One of the leaders in this field is Dr Gerald Pollack, at the University of Washington, Seattle. Pollack is also the editor of Water, a multidisciplinary research journal. Researchers form many water-related disciplines meet at the Annual Conferences on the Physics, Chemistry and Biology of water, which are remarkably open-minded scientific gatherings.

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