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This box sucks pure water out of dry desert air

By | Berkeley, Gadgets, GreenTech, Hardware, Science, uc-berkeley, Water

For many of us, clean, drinkable water comes right out the tap. But for billions it’s not that simple, and all over the world researchers are looking into ways to fix that. Today brings work from Berkeley, where a team is working on a water-harvesting apparatus that requires no power and can produce water even in the dry air of the desert. Hey, if a cactus can do it, why can’t we?

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Water Abundance XPRIZE finalists compete in gathering water from thin air

By | Gadgets, GreenTech, Hardware, Health, Science, TC, Water, XPRIZE

Despite being a necessity for life, clean, drinkable water can be extremely hard to come by in some places where war has destroyed infrastructure or climate change has dried up rivers and aquifers. The Water Abundance XPRIZE is up for grabs to teams who can suck fresh water straight out of the air, and it just announced its five finalists.

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