Dry water looks like powdered sugar but acts like liquid-filled marbles. Each droplet of water is surrounded by a silica shell that prevents the droplets from getting together to become water, so nothing they touch becomes wet.
Dry water was first created in 1968 for the cosmetics industry, but new findings show that the substance holds promise for a number of applications including absorbing and storing greenhouse gases. Dry water absorbs three times as much carbon dioxide as ordinary water and holds it as a hydrate. Scientists are pursuing funding for further studies.